The Ministry for national defense (MfNV) was a Ministry of the GDR.
The Ministry for national defense was created by the "law over the creation of the national People's Army and the Ministry for national defense" from 18 January 1956. Those as "Kasernierte people police" designated units were transferred before now directly to the army. By assumption of these troops an immediate strength of over 100.000 soldiers was producible. At the 1. March 1956 all ranges of the NVA should be able to work. This day was committed starting from 1957 as a "day of the national People's Army". Starting from January 1962 in the GDR the military service was introduced.
The seat Ministry was in Strausberg with Berlin. For the guard of the there service objects there was the special awake regiment "Hugo Eberlein".
The Ministry for national defense the following guidance organs were subordinate:
To the governing bodies in the Ministry belonged still the main staff, the political head office and the ranges rear services as well as technology and armament.
The bosses of the commands and the other governing bodies were deputies of the Minister for national defense usually at the same time.
The MfNV closed secret agreements so mentioned with nearly all other Ministries of the GDR. This agreement marked the emphasized position of the NVA. Contents of these agreements was the preferential treatment of the NVA with the food assignment, driving on and using forests and open spaces in the GDR.
One of the consequence-fraughtest agreements is the " V e r e i n. b. A r u n the gzwischen Ministry for national defense and the Ministry for national education over co-operation with the socialist military education and advertisement of the pupils of the extended and general-forming poly-technical high schools and vocational schools as a soldier on time and career soldier.
The socialist military education is a firm component of the socialist education and education of our youth. In their constantly the foundation-stone for the fact must be put with the young people already promptly systematically and that they at the same time regard the service in the national People's Army as a honorable national obligation in relation to our socialist state and as a high point in their own life. The increase of the defense capability of the German Democratic Republic and the requirements, which the rapid development of military affairs places against a modern army, require a large number of specialist, a firm trunk of soldiers on time and career soldier. But young humans must be won, those, evolved, socially politically reliably active and physically efficient are, which possess a high general education and good vocational talents and which by exemplary performance of duties to our state proved their firm solidarity. In the national People's Army the process of the education and education of the youth are logically continued. [" ]1. The Ministry for national education has the task to secure that the teachers (in particular the students at the mechanisms for teacher formation) is enabled to connect instruction and the educating work closely with the socialist military education. [" ]"1
This agreement made the purposeful advertisement possible of East German pupils by its teachers. The teachers received an exact default from their responsible school advice at the advice of the city even over it how many pupils for which places were to be recruited.
"Conditions of the production of the military occupation new generation
Worth comrade district school advice!
In the following we present the demanded being and actual data to you too o.a. reference:
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As plant we present in addition still another overview of the individual schools and classes to you. With socialist greeting, city school advice "2
To become affected some pupils so long in instruction and in the working groups, until these had decided to it, soldier. The school administrative board could announce then the fulfilment of the scheduled figures upward.
Notes: 1 city archives Plauen: Agreement between MfNV and MfV from 14 August 1963. Sign. A509. (probably copy to all school administrative boards).
2 city archives Plauen: Conditions of the production of the military new generation. vermutl. 1975 Sign. VA 19357.
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