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BDE ("Citizens' Initiative for German Unity") symbol

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December 1 1989 - January 31 1990
Created By: Uwe-Michael Troppenz

License: Creative Commons License

The symbol of the "Bürgerinitiative Deutsche Einheit" (BDE) ("Citizens' Initiative for German Unity") an initiative that emerged from the "International Society for Human Rights" (ISHR) which counted many GDR migrants among its members. The BDE was founded in Schleswig in January 1990 in order to support the opposition in the GDR on its path to reunification.

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label, logo

Context

civil rights movement, German reunification

People/Organizations

Federal Republic of Germany, German Democratic Republic

Text in image

Bürgerinitiative / Deutsche Einheit / BRDDR

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Original Caption

"Als Button und als Aufkleber gab es das Symbol der BDE. Da die Politiker Anfang 1990 noch nicht so recht an die Einheit Deutschlands glauben wollten bzw. sie in weiter Ferne sahen, forderte die BDE: 'Deutsche Einheit - Volksabstimmung!'"