After the fall of communism, many SPD members no longer wanted to know anything about the SED. Are they now voting for a left-wing prime minister in Thuringia?
The chairwoman of the Eisenach SPD district association, Heidrun Sachse. Picture: Roger Hagmann
When the comrade is finished, even Heidrun Sachse can think of nothing more to say. Basically, she is an optimist, otherwise she would have had no fun in this party for a long time. But now this man is sitting there, a district councilor in the Wartburg district for 24 years, a dog breeder, a cross like Herbert Wehner, and he has just confessed that he can no longer sleep. Every night, the 58-year-old lies awake for two hours thinking about the SPD: "We’re losing our base, we’re laying off employees, and we’ll have to close the Golden Lion soon, too."