The long shadows of the communism

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The photographer Martin Kaule, known for his many publications, went to Eastern Europe in search of the remains of communism. His journey begins in Spitzbergen, where the Soviet Union was allowed to mine coal. Further stops are e.g. the secret submarine basis of the Soviet Baltic Fleet, the prison and execution site of the KGB in Riga, the contaminated radioactive ghost town of Pripyat next to Chernobyl, the Ceaușescus' Palace (Palace of the Parliament) in Bucharest, as well as the place where the dictator was shot. The Monument House of the Bulgarian Communist Party, standing alone and abandoned in the mountains like a monstruous spaceship after an accident, is also to be found in Kaule's work.

Presentation and discussion

Martin Kaule, Photographer, Berlin

Sören Marotz, Head of exhibition DDR Museum, Berlin

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DDR Museum Conference Room
Sankt Wolfgang-Straße 2
10178 Berlin

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Entry to this event is free
Please note that it will be taking place in German.