East Germany's first freely elected parliament got down to business last week after approving a new noncommunist coalition government. In the space of six hours the legislators:
-- Apologized to the world's Jews for the Holocaust, promised them reparations and resolved to seek diplomatic relations with Israel.
-- Recognized the legitimacy of Poland's postwar borders.
--Expressed remorse for East Germany's role in the Soviet-led invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968.
-- Endorsed the rapid unification of the two Germanys.
-- Agreed that a united Germany should be a member of NATO until a new European security system evolves.
-- Elected Lothar de...