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Ministry The East German uprising of 17 June 1953

In the years following the foundation of the German Democratic Republic in 1949, social tensions in the country increased rapidly. In 1953, the government tried to get the economic problems under control by raising work quotas. But finally the growing discontent among the population reached boiling point. On 17 June 1953, strikes and demonstrations broke out all over the GDR – including in front of the House of Ministries, today’s Finance Ministry.

Source: Federal Ministry of Finance