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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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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 From its beginning till today there are articles, photos and historical documents.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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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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BBC History: The Berlin Wall

10 Jul 2014 by Admin
From time to time I begin to search for some hints we could give our foreign-language fans. I search for information about the GDR in general, the Berlin Wall or about some specific topics like the year 1989 or so. Today I want to present you a homepage of the BBC which deals especially with the Berlin Wall.
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Year1989.pl – the year 1989 in East Europe

19 Jun 2014 by Admin
lIn our blog we try to give hints for foreign-language people which are interested in GDR history. We presented books or translate some of our blog articles into English. A new category we want to open for you is a hint to websites, institutions or museums which deal with the GDR in English or another foreign language.
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GDR-media Changing

5 Jun 2014 by Melanie Alperstaedt
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.
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In front of the lens of Gundula Schulze Eldowy

3 Apr 2014 by Admin
When one of the most important East German photographers, Gundula Schulze Endowy, looks through the lens of her camera, she looks contemporaneous not only in the life of her counterpart, but also seemingly in his soul. She sensitively shows the life in the GDR, how it was, unvarnished and beautiful at the same time, the life and the people in all its facets.
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The painter A. R. Penck

20 Mar 2014 by Admin
A creative artist, who tried to adapt himself to the conceptions and requirements of the GDR regime and who ran there into borders in several respects, is the painter, graphic artist and sculptor A. R. Penck, native Ralf Winkler. Artists without borders: The painter A. R. Penck
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Christa Wolf „No Place on earth“

13 Mar 2014 by Admin
The books in our library deal often with the history of the GDR, the political situation or the situation of the people who lived in the GDR. Often the events of the Fall of the Wall or the Stasi are the topics. But beside these books, there are also books of GDR authors which were translated into English. This time I want to present you the book “No Place on earth”, a novel written by Christa Wolf.
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The Photographer Sibylle Bergemann

6 Mar 2014 by Melanie Alperstaedt
Since the establishment of the GDR the state exert influence on the arts and cultural sector. An important photographer, which got to feel this state control several times, was Sibylle Bergemann, who nevertheless succeeded to find her own artistic path in the GDR and to go it beyond all limits.
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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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The Berlin Wall Trail (Berliner Mauerweg)

16 Jan 2014 by Admin
Once in a month we present you places, which deal with commemorating and remembering the GDR. These places were yet above all institutions like museums or memorials, which emphasize several themes of the GDR past. This time we want to present you a place of remembrance of a special kind: the Berlin Wall Trail.
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„Experienced Building, East Berlin 1959 – 1989“

5 Nov 2013 by Admin
We entrust the book „Experienced Building, East Berlin 1959 – 1989“ toall interested people in architecture and in the architectural (re-)design of East Berlin in the years 1959 till 1989. The special feature: All texts and thecaptions are printed in four languages, German, English, Russian and French.
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"Tunnel 57 - A True Escape-Story"

13 Jun 2013 by Melanie Alperstaedt
"Tunnel 57" is newly published in May and since a few days you can buy the comic in our shop. Since I find history and entertainment a very exciting combination, I immediately wanted to take a look at our new arrival.
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„Spuk unterm Riesenrad“ – Open Air Theatre

10 Jun 2013 by Melanie Alperstaedt
Last Friday I was invited to the premiere of the play "Haunting under the Ferris Wheel", which we are sponsoring this year. Venue is the Spreepark Plänterwald, which lies waste these days and is no longer used as an amusement park. Nevertheless, there are still old rides, houses and figures that are slowly reclaimed by nature.
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„We are the people“

18 Oct 2012 by Melanie Alperstaedt
In less than four weeks it is the 23rd anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Not much time is left for everyone who is planning a special campaign or event in remembrance of the peaceful revolution and the happenings of 1989, the crunch mode of the preparation has begun so to say.
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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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Report from the info-mile of contemporary history

16 Aug 2011 by Melanie Alperstaedt
The central ceremonies in remembrance of the Wall's victims and theconstruction of the Wall on the 13th August 1961 took place at the Wall'smemorial place Bernauer Straße in Berlin. There was also a so-called"Info-mile of contemporary history" where many institutions of historicalreprocessing introduced themselves. The visitors were invited to strollaround the place and to catch up at different information booths.
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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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A Brief Overview of the History of the German Democratic Republic...

6 Apr 2011 by Melanie Alperstaedt
This overview offers wikipedia. It will give you a first impression of the history of this socialistic dictatorship. I strongly recommand you to look for more literature, if you like to be well informed.
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