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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 21 Dec 2004, 23:53
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Post 28 Jan 2010, 05:43
In a recent thread the article Democracy, East Germany and the Berlin Wall. After reading the article I realized how illiterate I was on the DDR. Does anyone have any suggested readings?

The article suggests “What you should know about the wall” from 1962 and “Errors and Successes in the Building of Socialism: Strong and Weak Aspects of the Struggle Against Revisionism” by Kurt Gossweiler, in the collection Collapse of the Soviet Union: Causes and Lessons. Are those works worth reading?
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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 14 Jul 2008, 20:01
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Post 28 Jan 2010, 07:34
Meh. I wish I could help you out, but I know almost only German literature on the GDR. :/
"Don't know why i'm still surprised with this shit anyway." - Loz
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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 01 May 2004, 20:11
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Post 31 Jan 2010, 03:03
Red Rebel:

You can join the yahoo group GDR Lives, where you can access archived articles and books, and pose questions to members. Send a request email here:

GDRLIVES-subscribe@yahoogroups.ca
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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 14 Jul 2008, 20:01
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Post 04 Jun 2010, 07:48
http://www.calvin.edu/academic/cas/gpa/wall.htm

Shit, this is the finest piece of propaganda I've ever read.

Does something not occur to you? West Berlin Mayor Brandt wails that half of the GDR, including the workers in the enterprise militia groups, is armed. What do you think of a concentration camp whose inmates have weapons in their hands?
"Don't know why i'm still surprised with this shit anyway." - Loz
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