Germany (East) : Internal political affairs in the Soviet Zone of Germany; riots in Berlin, 17 June 1953 (FO371-103845).

  • Abingdon, England : Taylor and Francis, 2017.
  • London : Foreign Office, 1953.
1 online resource : colour text file, PDF


  • General Correspondence from 1906-1966 (Great Britain. Foreign Office. Political Departments) ; FO371-103845. [More in this series]
  • Cold War Eastern Europe. [More in this series]
  • FO371: Foreign Office: Political Departments: General Correspondence from 1906-1966 ; FO371-103845
Data source
  • Cold War Eastern Europe, 1947-1982
  • Cold War Eastern Europe, 1953-1960: Module 1
  • History Commons
Summary note
A file of reports and correspondence concerning British responses to the East German uprising of June 1953. The documents discuss a speech by Hilde Benjamin, the new Minister for Justice in East Germany -- the extensive reshuffle of the Central Committee of East Germany, with a number of new ministers elected -- a set of policies proposed by the new leadership, including the peaceful reunification of Germany and a settlement of internal German trade -- a paper on the internal economic consequences of the recent disturbances -- and a series of reports regarding the internal situation within East Germany and its political parties. Other documents include a set of communications with Vladimir Semyonov, the Soviet ambassador to East Germany -- a dispatch concerning the evolution of government policy two months after the uprising -- and an article in Pravda claiming that Germany "has not been turned into a second Korea" despite new repressive policies.
  • File date: 1953.
  • Date document(s) were released to the public domain: 1983.
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