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A Story from East Germany: Proletarian Doctors (No More)

May 11, 1990 The Berliner Zeitung carries a straight-faced account of a meeting of doctors from East and West. Four hundred doctors were invited by a private firm, a bank providing loans to doctors, on a boat trip from Tegel … Continue reading

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A Story from East Germany: Healthcare

February 8, 1990 Last night Frances suddenly developed pain in her knee and could hardly walk. We decided to call a doctor; but how? The telephone book has five full pages of different medical facilities: clinics, polyclinics, medical practices, hospitals, … Continue reading

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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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DemocraticSocialist01 – RE: Socialism: doomed before it begins!

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Interview with the GDR’s Margot Honecker — ‘The past was brought back’ – Workers World

Concerning the counterrevolution in 1989 in the German Democratic Republic (GDR), the return of capitalist disorder after its demise, holding a scientific world outlook, and the struggle of the Greek people against the dictatorship of the monopolies. An interview with … 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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Humpty-Dumpty and the Fall of Berlin’s Wall

by Victor Grossman “Humpty-Dumpty sat on a wall, Humpty-Dumpty had a great fall.” The children’s rhyme and its words Wall and Fall came to mind in connection with commemorations of the fall of the Berlin Wall – actually its opening … Continue reading

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National Anthem of East Germany (Instrumental)

 

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