Free German Youth

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Free German Youth
Freie Deutsche Jugend
FormationMarch 1946

The Free German Youth (German: Freie Deutsche Jugend), abbreviated FDJ, is a Communist German youth organisation founded in 1946. It was the official youth wing of the Socialist Unity Party prior to the party's dissolution in 1989. 75% of youth in the GDR were members.[1]


  1. Austin Murphy (2000). The Triumph of Evil: 'A Detailed Autopsy of the Collapse of the Superior System in the Divided Germany' (p. 123). [PDF] Fucecchio: European Press Academic Publishing. ISBN 8883980026