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Interview with Paula Kirby on “The View East”

20 Feb 2014 by Admin
Paula Kirby, a writer who lived and worked in Dresden, is one of the rare guest authors in the blog of the DDR Museum. She experienced such an interesting story, that our spokeswoman Melanie Alperstaedt asked her in 2011 to write in our blog about it.
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An article about the DDR Museum

2 Feb 2012 by Melanie Alperstaedt
Maybe you already know: You can follow the DDR Museum on Twitter. There, you have the opportunity to directly get in touch with the director!
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Happy Birthday Udo Lindenberg!

17 May 2011 by Melanie Alperstaedt
Today, Udo Lindenberg celebrates his 65th birthday! On the one hand, it is hard to describe Udo...on the other hand, it is so easy: He is always remarkable!
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Happy 80th Birthday Armin Mueller-Stahl!

17 Dec 2010 by Melanie Alperstaedt
Mr. Mueller-Stahl was born in Tilsit and grew up in the German Democratic Republic. There he started his career as an actor. Later he became famous in reunified Germany and in the USA. He played in many German films, but also in successfull movies made in Hollywood. Just have a look!
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Greg Gutfeld, the host of “Red Eye with Greg Gutfeld” visited the DDR Museum

3 Dec 2010 by Melanie Alperstaedt
Greg Gutfeld is a well known host of the TV show Red Eye with Greg Gutfeld. He visited Berlin over Thanksgiving and calles the DDR Museum in his blog and in his show "the high point" of his visit. If you like, you can read it for yourself here...
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GDR Commercials for You

18 Nov 2010 by Melanie Alperstaedt
I found some GDR commercials. Probably you won`t understand what they are saying. Nevertheless I think that they could be interesting for you.
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Sad News: The photographer Sibylle Bergemann died Tuesday night

3 Nov 2010 by Melanie Alperstaedt
Sibylle Bergemann was born in 1941 and was a well known photographer in the GDR and in the reunified Germany. Her pictures were published in the GDR fashion magazin Sibylle, in the magazin Magazin and were shown in several exhibitions. In 1990 she was one of the co-founders of the famous photographers agency Ostkreuz. Since 1994, she was a member of the renowned Akademie der Künste.
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The Goethe-Institut in New York published a video: You will find the DDR Museum in the video, too!

20 Oct 2010 by Melanie Alperstaedt
The Goethe-Institut in New York organises a contest for schools in the U.S. and in Canada. This contest is based on a video about Germany 20 years after the reunification. It is in English or in French and you will see the DDR Museum and a short interview with the director Robert Rückel in the video.
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A nice collection of articles in English on Spiegel ONLINE international

16 Jun 2010 by Melanie Alperstaedt
I would like to recommend you a selection of articles, backround features and opinions about the German Democratic Republic.
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Postcards from the GDR

25 Mar 2010 by Melanie Alperstaedt
If you like postcards, so I would like to recommand you two links.
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Vademecum Contemporary History Moldavia: A guide to communistic history

5 Mar 2010 by Melanie Alperstaedt
The Moldova-Institut Leipzig e.V. publishes in cooperation with the Bundesstiftung Aufarbeitung der SED-Diktatur an interesting and helpful guide to archives, research institutions, libraries, associations, museums and sites of memory concerning the communistic history in Eastern Europe.
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What do you know about the "Ampelmännchen"?

11 Dec 2009 by Melanie Alperstaedt
The Times published an interesting and informative article about a very well known symbol of the GDR: The "Ampelmännchen". This little green man is a traffic light symbol, which was common in the GDR and "survived" the reunification. You do not understand, why the "Ampelmännchen" is so special? You like to know, how he survived?! You will find the answers here!
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Memory of the Hitler-Stalin-Pact

20 Aug 2009 by Melanie Alperstaedt
History never is one-sided, but complex. Many occurrences are mutuallydependend, cohere with each other or have unexpected effects at the second glance. In the year of the 20th jubilee of the fall of the Berlin Wall, the focus in the media lies on our own remembrance; the German history.
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Mike Kraus for PBS from New York

14 Jul 2009 by Melanie Alperstaedt
The last two days, I met journalists from two different continents: Mike Kraus from New York and several journalists from Hong Kong.
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