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Episode #40 The Origins of Jazz Experimentalism in East Germany - Harald Kisiedu talks about Ernst-Ludwig Petrowsky


What comes to mind when you think about East Germany during the Cold War? Transnational black experimentalism? On today’s episode of Sound It Out historical musicologist… 92 more words


The Lives of others

The Stasi, notorious in its ability to wrestle all critical words or even gestures to the ground for the “security of the state”, until the Berlin Wall came down. 408 more words



In a nutshell, Bored & Dangerous says: “As new as I am to this genre of East side, late Cold War movies, Barbara offered something that the others don’t.” 576 more words


Photography in the GDR

One of the probably less known areas which we collect is photography in the GDR. Cambridge University Library thus has a substantial collection on the topic. 788 more words


Deutschland 83 - 'Bold Guard' and 'Able Archer'

Episodes 7 & 8


In the UK, these two episodes were broadcast as one 90 minute feature-length episode, so that is how I’m going to review it. 2,315 more words


Day 8 Frankfurt an der Oder - Europe 2013 Holiday

I had decided prior to leaving Australia, that I would spend my time in Berlin discovering areas in the former German Democratic Republic (Deutsche Demokratische Republik / DDR / East Germany), as it had been ‘off limits’ when I was in Germany in 1988, prior to the collapse of the communist state. 86 more words


2016-05-08 (Sunday)

Today, I learned that:

Exactly 71 years ago, the World War II ended in Europe. And on the 25-year celebrations on 1970-05-08, I was in Berlin for the first time, together with colleagues and teachers in the final month of elementary school. 444 more words