Background: Anniversaries were big events in the GDR. These posters come from material prepared for the 30th anniversary of the GDR in 1979. The points they make are a good summary of the GDR’s general propaganda line: a youthful, peace-loving, hard-working state that was strongly supported by its citizens.
The source: The material was prepared by the East German Communist Party section that provided posters. The scans were supplied by Ingo Geisel, a student at the University of Freiburg in Germany.
30 Years of the GDR
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