December 13th 1948 - Founding of the "Young Pioneers" in East Germany


December 13th 1948: In the Soviet occupation zone, the Young Pioneers were founded as a state-run youth organization of the GDR. Children that had reached school age were recruited as members. In its first year of existence they recorded a considerable success. Although membership was according to official terms voluntary, many parents admitted their offspring into the organization, in order not to arouse suspicion. The young pioneers proved to be a welcomed opportunity for the Party to enforce and assert their ideology. Otto Grotewohl described the pioneers as "the best human material for the future."

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