With a Central commemoration in Berlin today commemorates the victims of the East German people’s uprising 66 years ago. 66 years ago, hundreds of thousands went to the GDR in around 700 places against the politically and economically tense situation on the road.

the memorial service of the Federal government in the cemetery on the lake road Federal expected interior Minister Horst Seehofer (CSU) and Berlin’s governing mayor Michael Müller (SPD). You want to be at the memorial for the victims of the popular uprising of 17. In June 1953, by a wreath laying. Witnesses also planned a minute’s silence as well as conversations with time.

From the spontaneous strike developed in June 1953, an uprising Calling for freedom and unity. Tanks of the Soviet army crushed the Protest bloody. More than 1500 protesters were convicted and went to prison.

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