Death at the border - Tod an der Grenze
Kein Ereignis der jüngeren deutsch-deutschen Geschichte ist wohl so heiß umstritten wie das Thema Sicherung und der Schutz der Grenzen der DDR. Vor allem seit dem Beitritt der DDR zur BRD werden diese historischen Ereignisse von den politisch Herrschenden der Bundesrepublik Deutschland zur schrankenlosen Diffamierung und Hetze gegen den anderen deutschen Staat. More
No event of recent German-German history is arguably as hotly debated as the topic of security and the protection of the borders of the GDR. Especially since the accession of the GDR to the FRG, these historical events are being abused by the political rulers of the Federal Republic of Germany for boundless defamation and incitement against the other German state and for discriminating against its politicians and those responsible. The number of those - politicians, historians, writers, journalists and journalists, political and legal scholars - is large, committed to the zeitgeist and mainstream, try to prove that the border security and the border regime of the GDR would have been inhumane and would have against violate human rights. This is joined by scientific and state institutions, so-called victims' associations, museums, exhibitions and memorials. A whole network is working to interpret and explain the history of both German states according to their will. Apodictically, they have torn the interpretation sovereignty. This state-initiated and organized settlement with the GDR is funded with millions of euros. How can today explain to younger citizens securing the state border and the border regime created for the protection of the GDR? How can the Cold War in the second half of the last century be clearly conveyed today? How can one portray the political-ideological struggle between the two German states so vividly that these young people, even as posterity, are no longer touched personally by the struggle of the systems, can have a lasting impression and be taken for their own lives? These are questions whose objective, free from emotion and the historical truth committed answer are needed. Unfortunately, many current history books are satisfied with these problems, at this point only with arid facts. They distort facts, falsify historical connections, and deliberately conceal political and military constraints arising from the global situation and the geo-strategic situation. There are little more than schematics of the border installations or any obscure "documents" presented. Border protection is improperly reduced to barbed wire, wall, mines and "shooting order". Tragic "individual destinies serve to document the inhumanity of the border system". Thousands of students attend so-called memorials, around 30 in number, such as; "Deutsch-Deutsches Museum Mödlareuth", "Grenzmuseum Point Alpha", "Gedenkstätte Deutsche Teilung Marienborn", "Grenzturm Kühlungsborn", "MUSEUM HOUSE AT THE CHECKPOINT CHARLIE" Berlin, "Berlin Wall Memorial on the Bernauer Straße" to the Mandatory visit. They are told a vague story of the events on the state border, which corresponds little or nothing with historical facts. Alleged witnesses present things that are often at odds with the truth. All this is funneled into the minds of the Germans. The things offered become clichés that still haunt the minds today. Subject-related and factual reality of the German border of yesterday and today, developed by specialist journalists and eyewitnesses and thoroughly researched for years - a "must" for every European and politically open-minded people.
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