State, Society and Memories of the Uprising of 17 June 1953 in the GDR

  • RichardĀ Millington

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
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  8. Back Matter
    Pages 183-204

About this book


Condemned as a fascist putsch in the East and praised as a 'people's uprising' in the West, the uprising of 17 June 1953 shook East Germany. Drawing on interviews and archive research, this book examines East German citizens' memories of the unrest and reflects on the nature of state power in the GDR.


17 June 1953 Volksaufstand People's Uprising oral history memory studies East Germany German Democratic Republic GDR 1989 fascism Germany

Authors and affiliations

  • RichardĀ Millington
    • 1
  1. 1.University of ChesterUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2014
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-48702-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-40351-3
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