This remembrance day originates in the Soviet Zone of Occupation and then the German Democratic Republic. The Communists began the practice in 1945 in East Germany and later this event was politicized, especially on the onset of Cold War. In 1962 the ceremony already had a regular character in East Germany and it started to spread to other countries of the Soviet Union. After establishment of the Federal Republic this remembrance day was given a modest reinvention and some scope to re-emerge.
September was chosen to be an appropriate month for observation of this remembrance day, because it's the month, when World War II began and ended. The wreath laying ceremonies are held at the memorials, at the sites of former concentration camps and mass graves and of the victims of World War II.Remind me with Google Calendar
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