With its publi­ca­ti­ons, the IF DDR aims to contri­bute to current deba­tes on social strug­gles and poli­ti­cal alter­na­ti­ves by drawing on the expe­ri­en­ces of socia­lism in the German Demo­cra­tic Repu­blic (DDR). To do so, we analyse and present histo­ri­cal and contem­po­rary witness mate­rial in various formats.
The series “Studies on the DDR” provi­des a basis for an inter­na­tio­nal exch­ange about the DDR by tracing out the history and struc­tures of its socia­list society. We receive advi­sory support from our part­ner Tricon­ti­nen­tal: Insti­tute for Social Rese­arch for this series.
The rese­arch plat­form “Friend­ship!” hosts concise contri­bu­ti­ons that explore the inter­na­tio­nal soli­da­rity and anti-impe­ria­list stra­te­gies of the DDR and other socia­list states during the 20th century.