The long shadows of communism

The photographer Martin Kaule, known through numerous publications, has followed the footsteps of communism. His journey begins on Svalbard, where the USSR had the right to mine hard coal. Other stations include the secret submarine base of the Baltic Fleet, the prison and the KGB execution site in Riga, the radioactively contaminated ghost town near Chernobyl, the palace of Ceaușescu in Bucharest as well as the place where the dictator was shot. Finally, the monument to the Communist Bulgarian party is presented which stand in the mountains like an unfortunate spaceship – monstrous, lonely and deserted.

Lecture and discussion:

Martin Kaule, author and photographer, Berlin
Sören Marotz, head of exhibition DDR Museum, Berlin

Wednesday, June 2, 6 pm

Konferenzraum des DDR Museum
Sankt Wolgang-Str. 2
10178 Berlin

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The event will take place in German. 

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