The First Free Elections to the Volkskammer, in the Outskirts of Berlin, January to March 1990: Billboard, "40 years of the GDR" [165/207]



January 1 - March 31 1990
Hohen Neuendorf
Created By: Ralf Skiba

License: Creative Commons License

"40 Jahre DDR. 40 Jahre Kampf für Frieden und Sozialismus" ("40 years of the GDR. A 40 year struggle for peace and socialism."). Roadside billboard with a poster marking the 40th anniversary of the GDR and an advertisement for an electronics firm in Hohen Neuendorf


advertising poster, logo, poster


October 7, 1989


Hohen Neuendorf

Text in image

40 Jahre / DDR - / 40 Jahre / Kampf / für Freiheit / und / Sozialismus

Betrieb / Medizinische / Elektronik / Hohen / Neuendorf

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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)