Germany (East) : Internal political affairs in the Soviet Zone of Germany; riots in Berlin, 17 June 1953 (FO371-103843).

  • 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) ; FO371-103843. [More in this series]
  • Cold War Eastern Europe. [More in this series]
  • FO371: Foreign Office: Political Departments: General Correspondence from 1906-1966 ; FO371-103843
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 the situation in Berlin and East Germany following widespread demonstrations and strikes. Subjects in the file include a Joint Press Reading Service translation of an article by a Pravda correspondent on Soviet allegations of Western provocation in the recent disorders -- a press release of President Eisenhower's reply to Chancellor Adenauer in response to demonstrations in East Germany -- and correspondence between the three Allied High Commissions to the Soviet General Dibrova, with regard to the recent disturbances and the failure to restore transport services in East Berlin. Other documents include intelligence reports on further strike action and the involvement of international trade union representatives, interested in the position of workers in the Soviet Zone -- and official statements announcing the relaxation of travel restrictions imposed after the recent demonstrations, and the lifting of martial law.
  • File date: 1953.
  • Date document(s) were released to the public domain: 1983.
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