Hymne und 3. Oktober

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HISTORY OF GERMAN ANTHEM
The "Deutschlandlied" ("Song of Germany'',
or "The Song of the Germans"), has been
used wholly or partially as the national
anthem of Germany since 1922.

Since World War 2 and the fall of Nazi
Germany, only the third stanza has been
used as the national anthem.


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HISTORY OF GERMAN ANTHEM
The music was written by
Joseph Haydn in 1797 as an
anthem for the birthday of
the
Austrian
Emperor
Francis II of the Holy Roman
Empire.

Franz II.
(1768 – 1835)

Joseph Haydn (1732 – 1809)


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HISTORY OF GERMAN ANTHEM

In 1841, the German linguist and
poet August Heinrich Hoffmann
von Fallersleben wrote the lyrics
of "Das Lied der Deutschen" to
Haydn's melody, lyrics that were
considered revolutionary at the
time.


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NATIONAL HOLIDAY
After World War II., there was no national
holiday in Germany.
In GDR it became October 7th, the day of
ist proclamation in 1949.
In FRG, it became June 17th since 1954 to
remind of the national uprising in GDR
against the regime.
Since reunification in 1990, October 3rd
became the new national holiday of
Germany.


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This project has been funded with support from
the European Commission.
This publication reflects the views only of the
authors, and the Commission cannot be held
responsible for any use which may be made of the
information contained therein.


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