"Mielke was an invisible man, but Honecker's picture was everywhere."

Erich Honecker (1912–1994) was the leader of the GDR from 1971 until its demise in 1989. He was imprisoned for crimes committed during the Cold War, in particular for implementing the shoot-to-kill policy for anyone who attempted to cross the East German border, leading to the deaths of around 125 East German citizens. Honecker was diagnosed with terminal cancer during the trial and died shortly after his release from prison.

The famous image of Honecker kissing Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev is shown and discussed in the Bookmark for page 172.