Sites relating to the former German Democratic Republic aka East Germany which originated as the Soviet Union's zone of occupation at the end of World War II and lasted until its reunification with West Germany in 1990.
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AHF - Nationale Volksarmee
Overview information on the Nationale Volksarmee (NVA), the armed forces of the German Democratic Republic, and on the civilian police force (Volkspolizei).
BBC NEWS | Europe | 'Mini East Germany' planned
The German phenomenon of Ostalgie - nostalgia for the former East Germany - is fuelling plans for a theme park celebrating life in the communist state.
Documentaries on East Germany after the Fall of the Berlin Wall
Information on films available for purchase.
East Germany - Country Study
Detailed Library of Congress study of the German Democratic Republic.
GDR Social History
Directory of literature regarding the social and cultural history of the German Democratic Republic (GDR).
German Democratic Republic (East Germany)
Information on the state from Spartacus Schoolnet.
History of East Germany
Encyclopedia article on the history of the state from 1945 to 1990.
Uprising in East Germany, 1953
National Security Archive electronic briefing book on the uprising.
The 1953 revolt in East Germany: violence and betrayal
Anthony Glees writes on the uprising of June 1953 in East Germany arguing that it revealed the true face of a state dependent for its survival on the control and surveillance of its own citizens. (June 30, 2003)
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