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Moin Moin GenossInnen,
The Tag der Republik, or Day of the Republic...The DDR's most important holiday would have been celebrated on Sunday 7th Oktober 2007. Had the DDR continued to exist, the citizens of th GDR would be celebrating their state's 58th Anniversary...and we would all have smaller collections of DDR memorabilia.
That being said...Id like to invite you all to take a peek at some of my Ebay Auctions at the link below.....which coincidentally end on this most celebrated of GDR days. I'm selling off some extra stuff in my collection to help pay off some bills associated with my trip to Germany and a recent lay-off. This is just the tip of the Iceberg for what I'm in the process of clearing out.

I've collected the lyrics and translation to the Nationalhymne der DDR...
I've also included a link to download the Hymn with and without vocal accompaniment.


National Hymne der DDR​

German lyrics

Auferstanden aus Ruinen
und der Zukunft zugewandt,
lasst uns Dir zum Guten dienen,
Deutschland, einig Vaterland.
Alte Not gilt es zu zwingen,
und wir zwingen sie vereint,
denn es muss uns doch gelingen,
dass die Sonne schön wie nie
über Deutschland scheint,
über Deutschland scheint.

Glück und Friede sei beschieden
Deutschland, unserm Vaterland.
Alle Welt sehnt sich nach Frieden,
reicht den Völkern eure Hand.
Wenn wir brüderlich uns einen,
schlagen wir des Volkes Feind.
Lasst das Licht des Friedens scheinen,
dass nie eine Mutter mehr
ihren Sohn beweint,
ihren Sohn beweint.

Lasst uns pflügen, lasst uns bauen,
lernt und schafft wie nie zuvor,
und der eignen Kraft vertrauend
steigt ein frei Geschlecht empor.
Deutsche Jugend, bestes Streben
unsres Volks in dir vereint,
wirst du Deutschlands neues Leben.
Und die Sonne schön wie nie
über Deutschland scheint,
über Deutschland scheint.

English translation

Risen from the ruins
and faced towards the future,
Let us serve you for the good,
Germany, united fatherland.
Old woes we will have to conquer,
and, united, so we shall,
For it lies within our power
that the sun, beautiful as never before,
Shines over
shines over

Happiness and peace may be granted
Germany, our fatherland.
All the world now longs for peace,
so go forth and extend your hand.
When as brothers we unite,
we defeat the people's foe.
Let it shine, the light of Peace!
so that no mother again must
Mourn her son,
mourn her son.

Let us plough, let us build,
learn and work as never before,
And, in confidence and strength,
a free generation will come forth.
German youth, the best endeavor
of our people combined in you,
You will give
Germany new life.
Then may the sun, more beautiful than ever
Shine over
shine over

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