Exhibition theme: Encounters and Explorations: Soviet troops outside the Marine Museum in Stralsund [48/65]



February 1990
Stralsund, Katharinenberg
Created By: Mona Filz/Fortunes Berlin

License: Not Creative Commons

From the Set

Plastic Flowers, Drushba (Russian for friendship) and Süßtafel (Imitation chocolate bars), February 1990


camera, group of people, man, pavement, plant, soldier


discothèque, everyday life, family, journey, visit, youth


Katharinenberg, Stralsund

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Freedom of travel made it possible for people to spontaneously visit friends and family together. These visits were captured on film, too. Many took advantage of the opportunity to explore the unknown country in the West or the East. Curiosity was not limited to sightseeing. There was also a great interest in people living in the other part of Germany, and in creating a sense of community. Partnerships between towns and cities were established and revived, and associations in both East and West organized meetings. Many longstanding friendships were formed in this period when curiosity was such a potent force.