Panel discussion on the demands of the insurgents of June 17, 1953 and their significance for the present
Announced norm increases - de facto wage cuts - brought 1953
the last straw. Food was scarce. The HO (Trade Organization) stores had more, but the prices there were high. How did the insurgents imagine fair supply? And what about the acceptance of unequal distribution today? What are the effects of economic inequality on democracy?
Prof. Dr. Andrew Port, historian, Detroit
Szabolcs Sepsi, trade unionist, Dortmund
Elena Demke, consultant at the Berlin Commissioner for Processing
(Program in German)