In the last months we supported a project of students, which I want to present you. Students of media technology of the “Hochschule für Technik, Wirtschaft und Kultur” in Leipzig created the Homepage www.ddr-medien.de. The DDR Museum was on hand with help and advice for the students in different sections.
There are the following categories:
· Film in the GDR
· TV in the GDR
· Print media in the GDR
· Pop music in the GDR
· Computer in the GDR (Here you can try the game “Pong”!)
· Radio in the GDR
Every category offers information texts, videos and interviews with contemporary witnesses, which let the user plunge into the topic. I liked especially for example the interview with the journalist Dr. Jürgen Schlimper, who told about his work as a journalist in the GDR. He speaks not only about the specialty of the journalistic education, but also very sophisticated about the topic “Journalism in the dictatorship”.
If you want to discover the website on your own, you’ll find it here: www.ddr-medien.de!
(Translation: Valerie Holbein)