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Glimpses of the GDR: Helke Misselwitz's Documentaries

To journey back into the four decades of the German Democratic Republic is to unearth an intricate web of half-truths and enigmatic contradictions. Official, contemporaneous narratives speak of happy families thriving in a workers’ state underpinned by egalitarian labor conditions and gender equality. Historians tell a different story: one of repressive ideologies and totalitarian...

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