The former East Germany’s 'Operation Vermin'| People

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1952: at four in the morning, East German police rang the doorbells of thousands of people in what is now the state of Thüringen, forcing them to leave their homes immediately. An exclusion zone hundreds of kilometres long was created along the border between East and West Germany. Resistance was brutally suppressed. For more go http://www.dw.de/people-and-politics-the-political-magazine-2012-11-08/e-16315065-9798

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