East German Glossary with German Pronunciation

Deutsche Demokratische Republik

   German Democratic Republic

Berliner Mauer

   Berlin Wall

Deutsche Wiedervereinigun

   German reunification

Sozialistische Einheitspartei Deutschlands

   Socialist Unity Party of Germany

Volkskammer

   People's Chamber

Walter Ulbricht

   General Secretary of the Socialist Unity Party    from 1950 to 1971

Erich Honecker

   General Secretary of the Socialist Unity Party    from 1971 to 1989

Sowjetische Besatzungszone

   Soviet occupation zone

Volkspolizei

   People's Police

Stasi, Staatssicherheit

   State Security

Inoffizielle Mitarbeiter

   Unofficial Collaborators for the Stasi

Hauptverwaltung Aufklärung

   General Reconnaissance Administration -    Foreign Intelligence

Ostpolitik

   Eastern Policy of Willy Brandt to normalise his    country's relations with the GDR

Freie Deutsche Jugend

   Free German Youth  FDJ

Junge Pioniere

   Young Pioneers youth group

Seid bereit – Immer bereit !

   Be ready - Always ready ! motto for Junge    Pioniere

Nationale Volksarmee

   National People's Army

Kampfgruppen der Arbeiterklasse

   Combat Groups of the Working Class

Die Wende

   The Turning Point in East Germany from 1989 -    1990

Einigungsvertrag

   Treaty of Unification August 30, 1990

Abgrenzung

  Policy adopted by the East Germany in the early 1970s to emphasize differences in culture, language, history, and world view between East Germany and West Germany.

Wessie

   slang for West German

Ossie

   slang for East German

Vergangenheits Bewaltung

   Mastering the Past

Republikflucht

flight from the republic

Landwirtschaftliche Produktionsgenossenschaften

Agricultural Cooperatives

Sandmännchen

Little Sandman children's tv show

    

 

 

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