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A NEW LAW CONCERNING HISTORICAL MONUMENTS PROTECTION IN GERMAN DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC
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The present article deals with the „Law concerning Historical Monuments Protection” enacted in GDR in June, 1975, and replacing the one from 1961. Although the new Law refers in many respects to the old one, it also contains elements completely new and consequently it extends and consolidates the system of historical monuments protection in GDR. It includes, among others, a clause which gives significance to monument connected with German international and workers’ movement. It also says th a t all administration authorities as well as social organizations should be made responsible for historical monuments protection and all historical monuments should be accounted for in the central register. The Law states clearly th a t historical monuments protection should be included in the national plan for economic development; it also promotes the Institute of Historical Monuments Protection which is to initiate various forms of protection and utilization of monuments. A novelty of greatest importance was to appoint the Cabinet a body of control and to make it responsible for monuments protection. Allocation of funds to historical monuments protection is also considered to be of great significance. The new Law will most probably be followed by due executive decisions.
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