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By Bernd Schaefer

Confronting the GDR's communist previous used to be the topic of a lot public discourse in a Germany reunified by means of the autumn of the Berlin Wall in November 1989. The federal parliament of a reunited Germany observed "a public responsibility to handle, and probably redress, the manifold problems with injustice and repression dedicated in the course of GDR times." those are the findings of chilly battle foreign background venture Senior student Bernd Schaefer in his lately released a learn of the GDR's communist legacy, Coming to phrases: facing the Communist earlier in United Germany. The book, commissioned by means of the Federal beginning for the Reappraisal of the SED-Dictatorship (Bundesstiftung zur Aufarbeitung der SED-Diktatur), examines the associations concerned and efforts to return to phrases with Germany's communist previous when you consider that reunification in 1990.

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Those committees consist of altogether 32 individuals. The foundation’s office serves as a mediator between various organizations and institutions in Germany committed to research, document and investigate the history of the SED dictatorship and its consequences; in this context the office also provides information and advice about professional development. The foundation raises public awareness and continues discussions about the second German dictatorship 3. Mandate and Scope: Services and Activities The Foundation contributes, in cooperation with other institutions, to a comprehensive reappraisal of origins and causes, history and impact of the communist dictatorship in East Germany between 1945 and 1989.

The foundation’s office serves as a mediator between various organizations and institutions in Germany committed to research, document and investigate the history of the SED dictatorship and its consequences; in this context the office also provides information and advice about professional development. The foundation raises public awareness and continues discussions about the second German dictatorship 3. Mandate and Scope: Services and Activities The Foundation contributes, in cooperation with other institutions, to a comprehensive reappraisal of origins and causes, history and impact of the communist dictatorship in East Germany between 1945 and 1989.

Origins: Parliamentary Inquiry Commissions and Initiatives Between 1992 and 1998 two Enquete (inquiry) Commissions established by parliamentary mandate in two subsequent session periods of the German federal parliament (Bundestag) investigated the history of the SED dictatorship and its effects on German unity. The commission in session between 1992 and 1994 was assigned to deal with “Coming to Terms with History and Consequences of the SED Dictatorship in Germany”. 46 F e D e r a l F o u n Dat i o n F o r t h e r e a P P r a i s a l o F C o m m u n i s t D i C tato r s h i P o r i g i n s : Pa r l i a m e n ta ry i n q u i ry C o m m i s s i o n s a n D i n i t i at i v e s Its successor commission running from 1995 to 1998 was tasked with addressing “Overcoming the Consequences of the SED Dictatorship within the Process of German Unity”.

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