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Walking through the Peaceful Revolution

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Candles are used each year in the Peaceful Revolution celebrations in Leipzig. (Public domain photo)

“The Leipzig ’89 walking tour, which includes a series of informational signs [out in the city] and an accompanying app, offers an enjoyable and immersive way to learn about this special past.”

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Reformation: true story or creation myth?

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Luther statue at Our Lady Church in Dresden. (Photo: public domain)

As we rejoice over not having to go to work and put on our Halloween costumes, we’re also asked to remember a little something a famous local guy named Martin Luther did 500 years ago. But what we’re commemorating may not have taken place quite as promoted over the past centuries.

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FKK: nudism, me and eastern Germany

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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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