The First Free Elections to the Volkskammer, in the Outskirts of Berlin, January to March 1990: Poster, "Better red" [198/207]



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

License: Creative Commons License

"Lieber Rot wählen als sich schwarz ärgern!" (Better to vote red than see red!") - poster


damaged poster, handmade medium, motto, poster


election campaign, Volkskammer election


Other places (Berlin)

Text in image

lieber Rot / wählen, / als sich schwarz / [ärg]ern!

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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)