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“What You Should Know About the Wall”- A 1962 Defense of the Berlin Wall

Here is a link to the text of the pamphlet. – PC

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The important role of the GDR

Communist Party of Australia – The Guardian #1436 (18 November 2009) In 1939, as the world headed towards the outbreak of the hostilities that would become known as the Second World War, the role allotted to German imperialism by its … Continue reading

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A Joke from East Germany: The Angry Teacher

The DDR’s educational system apparently was not perfect: A high-school teacher asks his class: “Who wrote the Communist Manifesto?” “Not I, not I, I didn’t do it,” all the pupils respond quickly. Aggravated at how little of Marxism-Leninism they know, … Continue reading

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A Joke from East Germany: The Alcoholic Worker

Apparently, in the estimation of some citizens, the DDR’s commitment to egalitarianism went a bit too far: An alcoholic worker’s family goes to the head of the factory where he works and says, “We’re worried about our Willie, he spends … Continue reading

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National Anthem of East Germany (Instrumental)

 

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