The First Free Elections to the Volkskammer, in the Outskirts of Berlin, January to March 1990: PDS poster "Socially secure" [67/207]



January 1 - March 31 1990
Berlin and vicinity
Created By: Ralf Skiba

License: Creative Commons License

Wall bearing a PDS campaign poster and CDU sticker


election poster, logo, motto, poster pasted over


election campaign, Volkskammer election


Christian Democratic Union of Germany (GDR), Party of Democratic Socialism (Germany)


Other places (Berlin)

Text in image

Keine / sozialistischen / Experimente! / CDU

PDS / Die Neue / sozial sicher / wählen/ Alle reden von sozialer Markwirtschaft... / ...und keiner verrät uns, wie sie wird. / Was geschieht mit / der Chancengleichheit der Geschlechter, / der Stabilität der Mieten, / dem Schutz der Spareinlagen, / und den Belangen älterer Bürger? / Wir machen uns dafür in der Volkskammer stark. / Partei des / Demokratischen / Sozialismus / PDS

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"I was born in Berlin and watched the Wall being built from my classroom in the district of Wedding. I found it quite remarkable that the GDR, the German 'Democratic!' Republic, held its first democratic elections on 18 March 1990 only to dissolve itself shortly afterwards. In the run-up to the election, I spent nearly every weekend from January to March 1990 touring the area around Berlin with my family, and taking photographs of the election campaign, posters, and everything else that had to do with the elections."

Ralf Skiba (West Berlin)