October 7, 1949 – East Germany created

October 7, 1949 – East Germany created

Less than five months after Great Britain, the United States, and France established the Federal Republic of Germany in West Germany, the Democratic Republic of Germany is proclaimed within the Soviet occupation zone.

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June 23, 1959 – Klaus Fuchs released

June 23, 1959 – Klaus Fuchs released

After only nine years in prison, Klaus Fuchs, the German-born Los Alamos scientist whose espionage helped the USSR build their first atomic and hydrogen bombs, is released from a British prison.

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