In the category “Guests from all over the world” we would like to share how international the public of the DDR Museum is. Visitors come to visit Berlin and the DDR Museum from all around the world. Many of them leave a comment in our guestbook. We are going to display some of them here and on our Guestbook-Board on Pinterest. Maybe your comment will be shown soon too?
Today we present a greeting from China, more precisely from Bejing. The relations between the GDR and the People´s Republic of China were very ambivalent. On October 1949, the foundation´s month of both States, friendly and diplomatic relations were established. However, they worsened during the years, first subliminal and since the beginning of the revolution with Mao Zedong obviously. From this moment on relations were very fraught, the intergovernmental relations almost ceased. Once Mao died, in 1976, the GDR started cautiously to reestablish bilteral relations.
This subject has also been discussed, last year, in a series of museum`s events: for example during the impressive presentation of Xing Hu Kuo, a former employee of the Embassy of the People's Republic of China in East Berlin. He was imprisoned for 7.5 years in Bautzen II, living in inhumane conditions, on the basis of false accusses and confessions.
Moreover, searching the term „China” in the search box on our German homepage, you can come across something really interesting: in February 2013, we received a three-page handwritten letter from Shangai. His intention was to thank us and express his appreciation for the exhibition. As the greetings in the Guestbook do, although a little bit more extensively ;-)
Many thanks and very warm greetings from Berlin to Beijing (this time also once again to Shangai)!
You would like to see your own guestbook´s comment on our blog or on our social media? It is simple, just write in our guestbook! We are happy to receive funny, inventive and individual greetings from all over the world!
The guestbook is in our museum´s shop: once you have left the exhibition through the turnstiles, climb the few steps to the shop and turn in front of the pillar to the left. Enjoy your visit at the DDR Museum!
(Translation: Thea Prini)