With its studies, IF DDR aims to contribute to current debates on social struggles and political alternatives, drawing on the conditions and experiences of DDR 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 DDR by tracing the structure of this socialist state and its lived realities on the basis of selected aspects from everyday life. For this series, we receive advisory support from our partner Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research.
The “Friendship!” archive, dedicated to the socialist maxim of international solidarity, is in preparation. This platform will host shorter contributions that explore the anti-imperialist strategies of the socialist states during the 20th century.