The First Free Elections to the Volkskammer, in the Outskirts of Berlin, January to March 1990: CDJ poster "Not like this!" [125/207]



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

License: Creative Commons License

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Election of the People's Chamber on 18 March 1990

"So nicht!" ("Not like this!"). A CDJ (Christlich Demokratische Jugend (Christian Democratic Youth)) election poster featuring a photo of Erich Honecker and Oskar Lafontaine


election poster, logo, motto, photography, portrait, quotation


election campaign, Volkskammer election


Christlich-Demokratische Jugend, Erich Honecker, Oskar Lafontaine, Willy Brandt


Other places (Berlin)

Text in image

"Jetzt wächst zusammen, / was zusammen gehört." / Willy Brandt, Vorsitzender der Sozialistischen Internationale / So nicht! / Nie wieder Sozialismus / Christlich Demokratische Jugend / CDJ

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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)