To mark the 30th anniversary of German Reunification, and under the motto “Think’n Treat”, we will publish a riddle or question for our Secondary School students each day, for 30 days, relating to the past 30 years. Email your answer to Frau Niederprüm and you can win a small prize every day – starting on Monday 5th October!
We will be adding a new question here each day and then the answer the following day.
Monday, 5th October
Answer: 17th June
The uprising of June 17, 1953 (also called Volksaufstand/People’s Uprising or Arbeiteraufstand/Workers’ Uprising) is the uprising which resulted in a wave of strikes, demonstrations and protests in the days around 17th June 1953 in the GDR, in connection with political and economic demands. It was violently suppressed by the Soviet Army; 34 demonstrators and bystanders as well as five members of the security forces were killed.
Tuesday, 6th October
Answer: Bonn, 51.5 %
Wednesday 7th October
The riots in Rostock-Lichtenhagen between 22-26 August 1992 against the Centre for Asylum Seekers (ZAst) and the living quarters of former Vietnamese contract workers in the so-called “Sonnenblumenhaus” (Sunflower House) in Rostock-Lichtenhagen were the worst racially motivated attacks in Germany since the end of World War II.
Film recommendation: https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wir_sind_jung._Wir_sind_stark.
Thursday 8th October
Answer: Song against right-wing extremism; at the end of the music video you can see a light-skinned and a dark-skinned girl wiping the battle paint off one of the neo-Nazis’ faces, revealing a much friendlier-looking face.
Friday 9th October
Answer: Arno Funke carried out numerous bomb and arson attacks to blackmail department stores. He was known under the pseudonym “Dagobert”.