"'the case of Fricke'"

Karl Wilhelm Fricke was a journalist and writer, whose works on the resistance in the GDR lead to his arrest, 15 month interrogation at Hohenschönhausen, and four year prison sentence served in solitary confinement. Today his books are highly thought of and are standard texts in the study of the subject. Fricke is now chairman of the advisory board of Hohenschönhausen and the advisory board dealing with the Social Foundation for the Study of the SED dictatorship.