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Lutherstadt Wittenberg

Alltag in der DDR Wohnen in den 70ern DDR-Konsum aus den 60er und 70er Jahren

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The exhibition "Daily life in the GDR" - Being a guest in GDR-rooms from the 1940s to the 1980s - shows private accommodation of the GDR in detail. Everyday necessities the visitor can find in a GDR-Konsum (a special shop) from the 1960s to the 1970s.There is original furniture on the one hand and goods in original packing on the other hand - from Tempo-Beans to apron dresses - which give an impression of this much frequented shop.
Authentically reconstructed places of young people as the own bedroom in a so-called Plattenbau (a building made of concrete slabs) and the atmosphere of a disco, bar and a restaurant convey the impression of young peoples’ daily life and leisure activities in the GDR in the 1970s and 1980s. A photo exhibition that belongs to it mirrors young peoples’ awareness of life in the GDR.
“Kam ein kleiner Teddybär aus dem Spielzeugland daher” - Playing and toys in the soviet occupation zone after the end of war and in the GDR- in such a milieu from the 1940s to the 1980s it is copied how children played in the privacy of their families. Visitors can understand the daily life of a kindergarten in original rooms of the former kindergarten which was in this building. From a doll’s house to metal building sets - toys from diverse materials and for different pedagogical contents can be seen.

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