What life was like in communist East Germany
Life behind the Iron Curtain
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In 1949, the Soviet-controlled part of Germany became the Deutsche Demokratische Republik, or German Democratic Republic, also known as the GDR. The Socialist Union Party of Germany (SED) started to implement communist ideology by transforming the eastern part of the country. But what was it really like to live as an East Germany citizen before the fall of the Berlin Wall? Where there any positive aspects of living under communism, or was it all doom and gloom?
In this gallery, we bring you a glimpse of what life was like for those living in the GDR. Click on for more.
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