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

A chat with Dr. Richard Millington - author of "State, Society and Memories of the Uprising of 17 June 1953 in the GDR" - just ahead of the 65th anniversary of the uprising.

On 16 June 1953, East German construction workers downed their tools in discontent. A day later, over a million East Germans took to the streets to protest against the government.

 

Links:

Richard's book: 
https://www.amazon.co.uk/…/dp/1349487023

Follow along live this weekend with Richard's fascinating live twitter feed as he reports on the events 65 years ago to the day - hour by hour: https://twitter.com/17Juni1953live

 

Frank Klein's story:

 

Photos:

 

Original footage:

Ross Barnwell