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The Politburo of the Central Committee of the SED on the Junge Gemeinde [Young Congregation] (January 27, 1953)

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IV. 1) A commission under the chairmanship of comrade Erich Honecker will be established to implement the decisions described above. The following comrades belong to the commission:

Ilse Thiele

The commission is instructed to immediately draft a concrete plan to implement the Politburo’s decisions.

2) The first secretaries of the district and country committees are instructed to install, in all district and country committees, special commissions under the chairmanship of the first secretary, to which shall additionally belong:

the 1st secretary of the FDJ
the representative of the Ministry for State Security
the chairman of the district or county council
the comrade responsible for popular education

The commissions will work in precise accordance with the decision of the Politburo and the plan of the central commission.

Source: SAPMO-BA ZPA J IV 2/2259; reprinted in Frederic Hartweg, SED und Kirche. Eine Dokumentation ihrer Beziehungen [SED and Church. A Documentation of their Relations]. Neukirchen-Vluyn, 1995, pp. 88-91.

Translation: Thomas Dunlap

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