Wikipedia:WikiProject Germany/GDR task force

Welcome to the GDR task force of the Germany WikiProject!


This task force seeks to create, improve, maintain, and provide a standard of consistency for articles on all topics relating to the German Democratic Republic as well as create a forum in which interested editors can work together to improve articles.

If you are interested in becoming a regular contributor to the efforts of this task force, please feel free add yourself to the list below (in alphabetic order), listing your interests and expertise and signing your name with #{{subst:me}}. Also, if you have not already done so, we would encourage you to join our parent project WikiProject Germany.


Active membersEdit

To join the GDR task force, edit this section and add #{{subst:me}} and any comments to the following list of members in alphabetical order by username.

  1. Bahavd Gita (talk) 06:24, 20 May 2011 (UTC) Mainly interested in DEFA's films and actors.
  2. Sindinero (talk) 14:25, 19 May 2011 (UTC) GDR literature and culture, mostly.
  3. Кузьма討論 15:03, 19 May 2011 (UTC)
  4. TheaKantorska (talk) 15:37, 16 August 2013 (UTC)
  5. Eyeze (talk) 09:43, 17 January 2014 (UTC) GDR history
  6. Quityergreeting (talk) 20:29, 21 March 2015 (UTC) Mainly interested in DDR politics and culture of the Honecker era, but just a general DDR nerd!
  7. Aurorasparkle (talk) 22:39, 29 March 2017 (UTC) People with a background in technology and science
  8. Brewer Bob (talk) 17:13, 9 June 2017 (UTC) Mainly interested in Berlin Wall and its victims
  9. Ehrentitle (talk) 22:52, 16 August 2017 (UTC) GDR Military, uniforms, and insigina
  10. Deutschmark82 (talk · contribs) 00:10:48, 4 July 2019 (UTC)  Since the 30th anniversary of die Wende in the DDR is coming up it, making some more of these articles better or at least more complete seems like a nice way to commemorate it in a very neutral way that contributes something.

Former membersEdit

Member userboxEdit

You may place Wikipedia:WikiProject Germany/GDR taskforce userbox on your user page to display the following userbox:

This template will add your user page to:

For other Germany user templates, please see:

Tagging articlesEdit

Any article related to this task force should be marked with "GDR=yes" to the {{WikiProject Germany}} project banner at the top of its talk page (see usage instructions for more details on the exact syntax). This will automatically place it into Category:GDR task force articles.

The resulting code is usually:

{{WikiProject Germany

where GDRImp can be one of Top, High, Mid, Low.

These are the currently tagged articles with their quality and GDR importance ratings:

The assessment log can be seen here: Wikipedia:Version 1.0 Editorial Team/GDR articles by quality log.

Categorize articlesEdit

Add categories to GDR-related articles where appropriate. To do this, add a category template like [[Category:East German writers]] to the bottom of the article on Bertolt Brecht, for example. This will place the categorized page into a list like this one. A working list of GDR-related categories can be found here.


  • Tag articles!
  • Categorize articles!
  • Recruit more members!
  • Collaborate and join the discussions. If you know things, teach! (If you don't know things, Ask.)
  • Add new articles! There are plenty of East German topics still unaccounted for!
  • Expand articles (or merge if appropriate). All of these stubs would welcome further care and attention. Other articles needing expansion and improvement:
  • Add things here!

Templates, etc.Edit

You might find the following to be useful additions to GDR-related articles. Feel free to expand!

  • {{GDR cinema}} - add this template to the bottom of articles on GDR cinema, films, directors, actors, etc.

East Germany PortalEdit

The East Germany Portal requires regular input and is always seeking volunteers.