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East Germany source materials (20th C)

Several linked collections on microfilm about the German Democratic Republic (GDR), or East Germany, from 1949-1989 - almost the full period of its separate political existence. The collections include 'Radio Free Europe' reports, the East European 'Gesetzblatt' gazette, the GDR 'Five Year Plans', and the 'Multilaterale Vertrage der Bundersrepublik' 1955-1990 from West Germany for a similar period.

A separate collection includes German newspapers covering the period leading up to the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, plus a detailed set of press cuttings for the same topic from the Economist Intelligence Unit.

Date range: 1949-1990

Size: Several dozen newspapers, and several thousand newspaper cuttings.

Languages:  English, German

Keywords:  Germany, GDR, politics, economics, East Europe.