STUDIES ON THE DDR
It is precisely the everyday living conditions under socialism that appear increasingly hard to imagine in today’s capitalist reality. “Studies on the DDR” therefore wants to initiate a renewed examination of the history of the German Democratic Republic and its principles, in the knowledge that the GDR still represents a positive point of reference in many parts of the world — and often under its German abbreviation “DDR”.
The analyses combine historical with contemporary witness accounts and critically assess the development and functioning of this socialist state. The resulting picture of a polyphony of experiences in all areas of life would like to provide a different view of the conditions in which we live today.