Protest against Egon Krenz being installed as chairman of the State Council outside the State Council building in East Berlin, 24 October 1989.
Source: picture-alliance/dpa/Wolfgang Kumm

Forty years of the GDR

VIP stand on East Berlin’s Karl-Marx-Allee for the fortieth anniversary of the GDR’s foundation, 7 October 1989. Various Eastern Bloc dictators were present.
Source: Bundesarchiv/183-1989-1007-402/Klaus Franke
East Berliners greeting the motor cavalcade of honorary guests invited by the head of state and the SED, Erich Honecker, to celebrate the GDR’s state anniversary, 6 October 1989.
Source: ullstein bild/Bildarchiv
Goose-stepping: guards parade on Unter den Linden in Berlin to mark the fortieth anniversary of the GDR’s foundation, 7 October 1989.
Source: Dirk Lehnartz/ INC-Verlag/ photonet
Parade with flags and torches: on the evening before the fortieth anniversary of the GDR, members of the state youth organisation Free German Youth (FDJ) marched past the VIP stand, 6 October 1989.
Source: picture-alliance/ZB/Peter Zimmermann
In September 1989, 2,600 copies of this fake banknote circulated in East Berlin: forty quarks - 40 years of peace, law and order. The flyers were made using silk-screen printing and distributed in letterboxees and public transport.
Source: Robert-Havemann-Gesellschaft
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