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FKK: nudism, me and eastern Germany

in Lifestyle/My Leipzig/Society by
This alternative pair lay on a stony place nearby Rewe (after their shopping) in Plagwitz (Zschochersche Str.) on 17 May, 2017. They agreed with the publication. (Photo: Stefan Hopf)

“Here too it was ‘all nude, all the time,’ and we had to pick our way to chairs through a gaggle of naked, 60ish women who reclined leafing through back issues of SuperIllu, a sort of eastern German version of People magazine specializing in former GDR celebrities and their offspring.”

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GDR cameras: behind the iron shutter curtain

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GDR cameras: a passion celebrated and retold. Photo: Tom Wynne

It was as if the cameras, alone in these rooms, had been multiplying like rabbits or, really, beetles. Black shiny beetles chirping away just for me.

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DOK Preview: discover DEFA and GDR films

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Vintage camera. (Photo: public domain)

The history of the film studio mirrors that of Germany itself.

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French White Dinner, Grünau style

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How do you find your friends in a busy park? Have everyone wear white. And bring food.

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A literary treasure hunt around Leipzig

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Our intrepid reporter Helena Fram interviewed Siegfried Lokatis, Professor in Book Science (Buchwissenschaft) at the University of Leipzig, on convincing shops around Leipzig to do something a little different: putting historic books in their display windows to run parallel with the Leipziger Buchmesse.

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Bridge of Spies

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Steven Spielberg’s latest movie stars Tom Hanks as an Atticus Finch-type character defending a marginalized person in American society: in this case a suspected Soviet spy in the Cold War era. You can catch the movie at Leipzig’s Luru Kino tonight.

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