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December 13, 2013

Photos of Life in East Germany in the 1970s

During the 1960s and 1970s, following the construction of the Berlin Wall, economic competition was a driving force for both East and West Germany.

East Germany's Planned Economy (Planwirtschaft) emphasized production. The Government, i.e., the Party, determined what goods were to be produced. Full employment of both men and women was an essential part of the plan. East Germany was the economic Wunderkind of the Soviet Bloc.

Below are some of interesting color photographs of daily life in East Germany in the 1970s.

1 comment:

  1. Hi,!

    If u wanna i can give u some infos to ur photos.

    1. Magdeburg 1971. Waiting in queue for banana.
    2. 1st May 1967.
    3. 1971. East-Berlin. Shop window with poster: Welcome our sovier friends. It's the year of VIII. Kommunist party congress. In this event the old leader Ulbricht resigned by force by Breznhiev. The new leader is Honecker til the end of the DDR.
    4. East-Berlin aerial photo heading Alexanderplatz, with TV-tower.
    5. East-Berlin Karl-Marx Allee heading Alexanderplatz, with TV-tower.

    6. SED-Procession, probably the 25th anniversary of the SED party in 1971. Berlin.
    7. Berlin with TV-tower
    8. Nightlight photo from TV-tower, Alexanderplatz and Karl-Marx Allee.




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