East Germany 1953

East Germany, June 1953

Workers fight tanks, East Germany 17 June 1953

A short account of the East German working class mass strike and uprising in 1953, which was crushed by Russian tanks, written by Andy Blunden in 1993.

Workers' resistance and the demise of East Germany - Jeffrey Kopstein

1953 East German strike

Jeffrey Kopstein argues how the everyday resistance of East German workers could wear down a despotic state over four decades until it was eventually overthrown.

The working class uprising in East Germany, June 1953 - Cajo Brendel

East German uprising

Cajo Brendel's pamphlet on the East German mass strike and uprising 1953.

The gulag uprising at Vorkuta, 1953

An article, edited from News and Letters, outlining the uprising at the Gulag in Vorkuta in 1953.

The East German uprising, 1953

A brief history of a rebellion against the Soviet government in the GDR.