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A DDR Not Many May Have Seen,
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This review is from: DDR in Color: Ost-Berlin 1960-1989 (Perfect Paperback)
Yes folks, people in the DDR, GDR or less flatteringly, East Germany, lived daily lives, much as we did in The West. Enjoying and loving their families, enjoying sports, taking a beer with friends, watching TV, shopping, and so on. The very big difference, is that these citizens were doing all these things, living under one of the most oppressive regimes in modern history, although not every citizen thought so, and I understand that there is still some nostalgia for the certain positive aspects of life in the GDR, yes, there were a few! These wonderful pictures in Klaus Morgenstern's book, capture just such everyday life pictures, that due to politics of the time, were largely unseen by western eyes, during the years of The Cold War. Thanks to Klaus, these little snapshots remind us, that despite 'that Wall' we all had much in common, with our neighbours to the East. I visited the GDR a few times in the 80s, and was I was always treated warmly, and made to feel like an old friend, even by complete strangers. If you have any interest in the GDR, or Eastern Europe, then this is a must read. The little captions accompanying each picture, are informative, with no mention of politics.