November 5th 1949 - J.R. Bechers Risen from the ruins ... becomes East Germany's national anthem '


On November 5th 1949 the Central Committee of the SED (or “Socialist United Party”) declares the song "Risen from the ruins ...," to be the national anthem of the GDR. The national anthem is written by Johannes R. Becher and composed by Hanns Eisler, After the Berlin Wall had been built in 1961, the first verse of the song, "Germany, united fatherland”, no longer fits the official policy of demarcation of the SED. The anthem is reduced down to only its melody, and the lyrics are hardly ever sung anymore.

Länge: 00:00:47 | O-Ton: ja | Farbe: s/w | Jahr: 1949 | Clip-ID: JHT000207E




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