Posts Tagged ‘DDR’
The Solidaritätszuschlag is an additional form of tax that was originally conceived to assist with the re-building of East Germany after re-unification.
It was introduced in 1991 and although there was a break of 2 years in the 1990s, it is still valid today and anyone who pays tax in (more…)
FDJ stands for Freie Deutsche Jugend and was the youth movement of the German Democratic Republic (DDR).
Although membership was voluntary, non-members often suffered pressure and discrimination and so around 80% of people between the ages of 14 and 25 were members.
Although closely associated with East Germany, the FDJ (more…)