17 June

17 June used to be a national holiday in West Germany to commemorate the 1953 uprising in the GDR. It was replaced by 3 October after the reunification. I wonder if we shouldn’t have kept the former memorial day, too. – On the other hand, it might have degenerated into just another day off, with a background no one knows or cares about any longer … (The photo has been taken from my father’s stamp collection. Thanks!)

Postage stamp: East German uprising, 17 June 1953


Published on 17 June 2022

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Postage stamp: East German uprising, 17 June 1953