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    • 1952: Sport and Technology association (GST)
      • Activities
        • Organise summer and holiday camps for "Young Patriots"
          • Large numbers of school children attended
          • Paramilitary educatin lessons
          • Sailing, paragliding, driving lessons, learning how to operate amateur radios
      • Membership
        • Designed to be a paramilitary organisation, and training ground for the next generation of GDR soldiers
        • 4/5ths in a survey only were a part of the organisation because it was fun
          • Gained personal enjoyment from facilities without buying into socialist view.
        • 77% desired atheists, nearly a quarter religious :(
    • The League of Culture (KB)
      • Activities
        • Discussion and philosophical circles
        • Leisure persuits
          • Sailing
          • Allotment gardening
          • Small-animal breeding
          • Astronomy
        • Some groups, apolitical
          • Sorting out neighbourhood disputes
      • Membership
        • Targeted at intellectuals
        • "Socialist culture in the highest form of human culture"
        • 1,500,000 full members by 1988
    • German Sport and Gymnastic Union (DTSB)
      • Activities
      • Membership
    • Free Trade Union Federation (FDGB)
      • Activities
        • Took complaints about poor working conditions,bad management, health and safety
      • Membership
        • Over 9 million members
        • by 1980. covered 100% of adult population
        • Perks
          • Regular holidays within GDR
          • became taken for Granted
    • Democratic German Women's League (DFD)
      • Activities
      • Membership
    • The Society for German-Soviet Friendship (DSF)
      • Activities
        • Films
        • Cultural activities
        • Learning Russian language
        • exploration and expression of cultural interests
      • Membership
        • 2nd largest mass organisation after the FDGB (5,500,00 members)

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