In the second half of the 1950s, nuclear power was used for the DDR as a bearer of hope. In addition to high expectations of an independent energy production and an export-oriented nuclear industry connected the leadership of the SED connected their use with political goals. Rheinsberg was chosen as the location for the DDR's first reactor after a long discussion about Neubrandenburg. But against the background of Cold War and a global »atomic euphoria«, a race began to determine where the first German reactor would be.
Dr. Olaf Strauß, historian, Greifswald
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January 13, 2021, 6 pm
Konferenzraum DDR Museum
Sankt Wolfgang-Str. 2
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