Breakfast Board »Held der Arbeit« (Hero of Labour)

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A hero even before work: Start your day motivated with a good breakfast and this exclusive board. There was no shortage of heroes in the GDR. They were on the production front and won the harvest battle every year. There was a lot of medal plate and even more tinny sayings for them. Since 1950, on 7 October, the birthday of the Republic, the honorary title »Held der Arbeit« (Hero of Labour) was awarded, together with a bonus of 10,000 marks. Both labourers and collectives from the factories as well as high state functionaries were awarded this honour. The last award ceremony took place on October 5th, 1989. A few weeks later, the gold-plated tin stars were lying in the rummage boxes of the street vendors.