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Christian Democratic Union (East Germany)

Christlich-Demokratische Union, CDU 1946-1990

Last modified: 2008-05-10 by jarig bakker
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[Christian Democratic Union (East Germany)] 2:3 image by Jens Pattke, 4 May 2008

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East German CDU

Despite their political differences, both the West German CDU and the East German CDU used the same name and united with the German unification.
A blue flag with two Israel-like yellow stripes and the CDU symbol in center. The symbol showed a dove and the letters CDU, in the upper half surrounded by the words EX ORIENTE PAX (peace comes from the East i.e. from the Soviet Union), all yellow on blue. Source: German Democratic Republic parties website.
Volker Moerbitz Keith, 23 Jan 2001

According to Günther 2000, the flag should be blue with yellow stripes at the top and the bottom (striped blue-yellow-blue-yellow-blue in proportions 1+1+8+1+1) and the logo in the center. There also was a simplified variant without the dove and the ex oriente pax.
Marcus Schmöger, 26 Jan 2001

I have redrawn the symbols of the CDU of the GDR. The logo with the motto "EX ORIENTE PAX" is a scan of the flagpanels, published by GDR-Ministry of Foreign Affairs (author: Hans-Ulrich Herzog). The twenty flagpanels were templates for diplomatic protocol in the GDR.
The panels were also in the years 1973 to 1984 in the East German scientific journal "Urania" published.
Jens Pattke, 4 May 2008

East German CDU banner

[Christian Democratic Union (East Germany) banner] image by Jens Pattke, 4 May 2008

East German CDU logo

[Christian Democratic Union (East Germany) logo] image by Jens Pattke, 4 May 2008