Tagged: GDR

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Trains during the cold war.

During the (1st) Cold War, Berlin was divided into 4 parts. British, American, French and Russian. Between the Russian zone and the other zones was the border (the Berlin wall), but also around the...

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Stasi Headquarters in Berlin

The Ministerium für Staatssicherheit (the Stasi or MfS) was the internal security service in the German Democratic Republic (GDR) and its headquarters was in the Lichtenberg district on Normannenstraße. Today it is used as a Stasi Museum.

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Stasi prison Bautzner Straße Dresden

Who in the GDR times was on the “Bautzner Straße” in Dresden usually had a huge problem because at that time the GDR Ministry for State Security (MfS / Stasi) was located there with a prison for “pre-trial detention”.

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Technikmuseum Magdeburg

In Magdeburg there is still a very old and beautiful Technology Museum with primarily old DDR stuff. It is located in an old foundry where armored steel was once cast for tanks and the like.

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Prora KdF-Seebad Rügen

Kraft durch Freude (KdF) was an organization in Nazi Germany managed by the German National Socialist government that rewarded good work performance with trips and vacations. And one of those vacation getaways…. would be Seebad Rugen in...

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Wernigerode ww2 subcamp - cover name "Richard"

The former forced labor camp KZ-Außenlager Wernigerode (alias “Richard”) was built shortly after the start of the Second World War. In this labor camp (which was an annex of camp Buchenwald) on the Veckenstedter Strasse are four originally preserved barracks and a watchtower.

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IFA Museum Nordhausen

The IFA (Industrieverband Fahrzeugbau) existed in the former GDR. That was the umbrella organization of the East German motorcycle and car industry. Under the name IFA, passenger cars, trucks, agricultural vehicles as well as motorcycles and (moped) bicycles were produced in the GDR. And it was primarily in Nordhausen that agricultural vehicles were made.

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