November 29, 2013

Color Photographs of Daily Life in German Democratic Republic from the 1950s-70s

The German Democratic Republic (GDR), informally known in English as East Germany, was a state within the Eastern Bloc during the Cold War period. From 1949 to 1990, it administered the region of Germany which was occupied by Soviet forces at the end of the Second World War—the Soviet Occupation Zone of the Potsdam Agreement, bounded on the east by the Oder-Neisse line. The Soviet zone surrounded West Berlin, but did not include it; as a result, West Berlin remained outside the control of the GDR. Below is a small collection of pictures of daily life in German Democratic Republic from the 1950's-70's.


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