Report by East German Defense Minister Heinz Hoffmann on the Invasion of Czechoslovakia30 Aug 1968
This report by East German Minister of Defense Heinz Hoffmann gives an account of the events in Czechoslovakia in August 1968. Hoffmann explains that due to the lack of internal measures against counterrevolutionary developments at the time, the Warsaw Pact (WP) countries decided on a military invasion of Czechoslovakia. The report also addresses the enhanced security and control measures along the border between East Germany and Czechoslovakia.
Collection: A Cardboard Castle?
Origin (Agency): East German Ministry of Defense
Sender: Heinz Hoffmann, East German Minister of Defense
Destination (Agency): East German Defense Council
Language of Original Document: German
Number of Pages: 20
Cold War Period: 1960s
Persons: Hoffmann, Ulbricht, Iakubovskii, Kielmansegg
Document Source: Federal Archives of Germany, Military Branch (BA-MA), Freiburg i. Br.
Call Number: AZN 32921, 2-18
Document Companion: Document No. 56