Exhibition theme: A Semblance of Normalcy: An East-West marriage [13/19]



June 3 1989
Created By: Claus Bach/claus-bach.net

License: Not Creative Commons

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An East-West marriage, 3 June 1989

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Group Photographs


bicycle, celebration, family, flower bouquet, group of people, joy

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Many people who experienced the final summer of SED rule in East Germany recall how fragile reality seemed at the time. The incongruity between the way normal citizens experienced reality and the way it was perceived by GDR leaders was all too apparent. People were increasingly articulating this discrepancy. Minor concessions, as in the case of travel, for instance, were intended to improve the mood within the population. Rising protest against living conditions continued to be nipped in the bud. That summer nobody could have imagined that the dream of freedom would soon be reality.