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Happy cooking!

Tutti-frutti do-it-yourself

10 Dec 2014 by Janine Henschel
In Christmas time you spend a lot of time in the kitchen and you’re busy with the preparation and cooking of soups, starters, roast meat and dessert. In order that you save some time, I want to reveal our dessert tip. For the preparation of the sweet dish according to the typical GDR recipe you need no more than 15 minutes.
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Tip

Spiegel Online International

3 Dec 2014 by Admin
Sometimes I’m really surprised at the multiplicity of foreign language offers about the GDR history. You can find not only books, but also movies, homepages, museums and much more else for GDR interested people who don’t speak German.
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Guestbook

Greetings from Albania

12 Nov 2014 by Admin
In our category “Guests from all over the world” we want to share with you how international the audience of the DDR Museum is. From all four cardinal directions the visitors come to Berlin and to the DDR Museum. Many of them leave a greeting in our guestbook. Some of them we want to present you here and above all on our Visitor’s Book pin board at Pinterest. Maybe your greeting is soon present there?
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Review

„Mauerflug“

7 Nov 2014 by Admin
The Fall of the Berlin Wall is in these days on everyone’s lips. Everywhere you can watch films about it, see photos and join different events regarding the jubilee. You cannot avoid the topic in this week. I searched because of that in our library and found a DVD which looked really interesting. It is called “Mauerflug” and you can watch it in English, Italian, French, Spanish and German, so really interesting for foreign-language people.
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Design

The Staßfurter suitcase television K 67

29 Oct 2014 by Admin
Transistorisation! Magic Word of the 60s in the GDR. Also fixed in the radio and television industry of Central Germany under the state scheme.
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Music

East German Rock and Pop in the 1970s and 1980s

23 Oct 2014 by Admin
From time to time I give you here some hints where you can inform yourself about the GDR history in English or other foreign languages. I always try to find different offers for foreign language people and so I presented already websites, museums or events regarding the GDR. Today I searched about the topic music in the GDR and I found a really interesting online platform.
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Guestbook

Greetings from Malmö, Sweden

15 Oct 2014 by Admin
In our category “Guests from all over the world” we want to share with you how international the audience of the DDR Museum is. From all four cardinal directions the visitors come to Berlin and to the DDR Museum. Many of them leave a greeting in our guestbook. Some of them we want to present you here and above all on our Visitor’s Book pin board at Pinterest. Maybe your greeting is soon present there?
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Review

„Behind the Wall. ‚Perfectly Normal Lives‘ in the GDR?“

8 Oct 2014 by Admin
25 years after the Peaceful Revolution and the Fall of the Berlin Wall there are still discussions about the GDR, about the life there, about the feelings the people had of this state. Often there is a difference between those who say the GDR was an illegitimate state and those who think, not everything was badly in the GDR. It isn’t always easy to understand how can arise two so different opinions about same different state.
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Event

„The Decision“ – a series of events

2 Oct 2014 by Admin
The 9th of November is this year talked of. No surprise, because the Fall of the Wall celebrates this year its silver jubilee.
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Tip

Movie evening presented by “The EXBerliner”

25 Sep 2014 by Admin
We present here often book tips or other tips and hints for foreign language people who are interested in the GDR history. You can find in the English blog museums, internet platforms, films or books and today I want to present you something for really spontaneous persons.
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Music

The asylum of Tamara in paradise – the rock group Silly

18 Sep 2014 by Sören Marotz
Ok, Silly had ever since the middle of the 1980ies arrived in the upper league of the GDR rock music with the Amiga album “Bataillon d’Amour” (1986), but there they weren’t the only ones. Unique though was their sound, which differentiated for the first time from the mainstream in the GDR. The drawers were too small for them. At least since Werner Karma assumed the overall control, the writing, it was clear, that here wouldn’t sung about dying swans, but rather the trouble’s brewing of dying cities, how he framed it.
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The Cold War Museum in Virginia (USA)

11 Sep 2014 by Admin
In Germany you can find a lot of museums which deal with the topic Cold War and the division into the two blocs. Besides that there are a lot online offers in German regarding this topic, too. But not only in Germany there is a deep interest in that topic. Some miles away, across the pond, you can find a museum which handled the topic Cold War.
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Exhibition

The game „Twilight Struggle“

4 Sep 2014 by Michael Geithner
The Cold War functioned yet as a model for numerous games, which addressed the struggle of East and West and the danger in the form of the atomic bomb. Because of that we present two games with the same title, one of them you can find in the DDR Museum.
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Review

„My DDR T-Shirt“

28 Aug 2014 by Admin
In 2005 Ian Hawkins was in Berlin to visit the city. The Karl-Marx-Allee impressed him that much, that he bought a DDR T-Shirt. After that he had heavy pangs of conscience about wearing a T-Shirt with the insignias of the dictatorship GDR. These thoughts caused Ian to his project “The DDR T-Shirt”.
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Design

„Swords to Ploughshares“

21 Aug 2014 by Admin
When sixtynine years ago the pain of the humanity under the Second World War had an end, in Germany, whose Nazi rulers had caused the catastrophe, the people spoke from the year 1945 as the “Zero Hour”. Thus, as if you could begin to furnish the bombed out flat in the house Europe now from scratch, totally new and totally amicably as a refuge of peace. Just no look back.
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The History of German Parliamentarism: The German Democratic Republic (1949-1989)

14 Aug 2014 by Admin
The German Bundestag offers on its’ homepage a lot of information about the history of the German parliamentarism. From its beginning till today there are articles, photos and historical documents. This information is available in German, but also in some other languages, for example in English and French.
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Review

„Born in the GDR. Living in the shadow of the Wall”

8 Aug 2014 by Admin
In October 2014 a book will be published, which seems to be really interesting for those, who are interested in the GDR and the life there. Hester Vaizey tells in her book, „Born in the GDR. Living in the shadow of the Wall”, the true stories of eight people.
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Tip

The Deutsche Welle: History in 30 languages

31 Jul 2014 by Admin
The public foreign country radio of Germany is the Deutsche Welle (DW). Besides the audios, which are broadcasted in different languages, the Deutsche Welle has a huge online offer in 30 languages. You can find on the homepage news and a lot of information around Germany. And besides that, you can find a widespread proposal regarding the German history.
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Collection

Records of AMIGA and LITERA

24 Jul 2014 by Admin
Fondly arranged and neatly registered in the index the colorful covers of the GDR-records of a record-bag laugh against us. But the diversity of the gaudily jackets deceive; each of them comes from the pressing plant "VEB Deutsche Schallplatten Berlin”, the single record company of the GDR.
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Jubilee

The DDR Museum celebrats its birthday and opens its new online ticketshop

17 Jul 2014 by Melanie Alperstaedt
Last Monday 8 years ago the DDR Museum was opened ceremoniously. Invited guests, a huge number of journalists, the team itself and all of the other participants celebrated deep into the night the realization of a vision: An unique interactive exhibition, which captures the life in the GDR and conveys it playfully.
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