How did Republic Day come about?

Republic Day (GDR)

The Day of the Republic, also National holiday of the German Democratic Republic (GDR), was the state holiday of the GDR and was from 1950[1] committed on October 7th until 1989.

Foundation of the GDR on October 7, 1949 in Berlin



  • Jörg Koch: day of the Republic, in the S. That you don't forget history - state commemorative and public holidays from 1871 to today. Wbg Academic, Darmstadt 2019, ISBN 978-3-534-40186-4, pp. 247-252.

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Individual evidence

  1. ↑ Law on the introduction of the holidays "Liberation Day" and "Republic Day" of April 21, 1950 (Journal of Laws p. 355)
  2. ↑ Andrea Westhoff: 25 years ago - Heavy riot after a rock concert on Alexanderplatz. Calendar sheet. (No longer available online.) Deutschlandradio, October 7, 2002, archived from the original on September 10, 2012; accessed on February 28, 2016.
  3. ↑ Andreas Förster: Bloody strawberries under the television tower. In: Berlin newspaper, October 7, 2000
  4. ^ Official celebrations "40 Years of the GDR" on; accessed on March 8, 2017.
  5. ^ Demonstrations on October 7th and 8th, 1989 in Berlin on; accessed on March 8, 2017.
  6. ↑ Gerold Hildebrand: The disabled investigation. Police and Stasi attacks on the 40th anniversary of the GDR in East Berlin and the consequences. In: Listen and look, Volume 18, Issue 63, (1/2009), pp. 4-7. (Memento from October 5, 2013 in Internet Archive) accessed on March 23, 2013