Holding on in Berlin: March 1948 and SED Efforts to Control the Soviet Zone

@article{Steege2005HoldingOI,
  title={Holding on in Berlin: March 1948 and SED Efforts to Control the Soviet Zone},
  author={P. Steege},
  journal={Central European History},
  year={2005},
  volume={38},
  pages={417 - 449}
}
  • P. Steege
  • Published 2005
  • Political Science
  • Central European History
March 18, 1948 dawned cold and rainy in Berlin. Although the city government had proclaimed the hundredth anniversary of the 1848 revolution an official holiday, Berliners awoke to a day that seemed ill-made for personal or political celebrations. One century earlier, some nine hundred persons had died on Berlin's barricades, dramatically challenging the Prussian ancien regime but falling short of their aspirations for a free and unified Germany. After one hundred years that had seen only a… Expand
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