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East German Communists Reward Children for Informing

Oct. 19, 1961 - The Communists are offering prizes to children who betray people, including family members, trying to escape from East Germany. Footballs and track suits have been handed out to young informers in the border area. The vigilant youngsters are all members of the Young Pioneers (pictured), the junior Communist youth movement for 10 to 14-year-olds.


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