Category: German Democratic Republic

  • How the Morning Star reported the fall of the Berlin Wall

    Two days before the fall of the Berlin Wall in November 1989, the Morning Star (the paper nominally tied to the newly established Communist Party of Britain) had a two page spread celebrating the 72nd anniversary of the October Revolution of 1917. Interviewing Yuri Kasin of the Soviet Union’s Social Sciences Institute, the article praised…

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  • Communist pamphlet on the Berlin Wall

    On 13 August 1961, the German Democratic Republic (East Germany) started building what became known as the Berlin Wall. This sudden development in the Soviet bloc caused Communist Parties around the world to come up with arguments to support this move by the GDR. Here is a pamphlet (probably) distributed by the Communist Party of…

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