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June 17, 1953 and 2023

By 20. June 2023September 20th, 2023General

Today marks the 70th anniversary of one of the most important events in German history. Although the national holiday has since been superseded, due to the scope of the strikes and uprisings surrounding June 17, 1953, the events are commemorated and remembered throughout the country today.

Incidentally, there are also exciting connections to Prora, as men of the barracked People’s Police stationed here were ordered from the island to Berlin to take action against the riots there.

The State Center for Political Education in MV provides information about the historical events and current events at the following link: Landeszentrale für politische Bildung MV: Der 17. Juni 1953 (Source for header picture: