With its studies, IF DDR aims to contribute to current debates on social struggles and political alternatives, drawing on the conditions and experiences of GDR socialism. In various series, it prepares historical and contemporary witness material for this purpose in a clear and understandable way.
Initially, “Studies on the DDR” will provide the basis for an international exchange about the GDR by tracing the structure of this socialist state and its lived realities on the basis of selected aspects from everyday life. Furthermore, the series “Friendship!”, dedicated to the socialist maxim of international solidarity, is in preparation and will explore the international relations of the GDR as well as their effects and after-effects. For both publications, we receive advisory support from our partner Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research