106 East Germany

When the Federal Republic of Germany and the German Democratic Republic were founded in 1949, the GDR was aligned with the traditions of the Kommunistische Partei Deutschlands, indicating that the GDR – unlike the Federal Republic – was to be regarded as an anti-fascist model. Ernst Thälmann (1886-1944), the pre-war KPD leader, and Wilhelm Pieck (1876-1960), who had served as the general secretary of the Communist International, decorated the ‘honorary flag’ of the Sozialistische Einheitspartei Deutschlands, the new Communist Party.

Sozialistische Einheitspartei Deutschlands

Sozialistische Einheitspartei Deutschlands
Ca 1960-1970
Banner, with portraits of Ernst Thälmann and Wilhelm Pieck, 154 x 111