Background: This is a small collection of GDR Posters. A separate page has posters from the 30th anniversary of the GDR. The small pictures on this page are thumbnails. Clicking on them will bring you to larger versions.
I do not anticipate adding many further posters. Should you want more, the best collection in the U.S. is at the Wende Museum in Los Angeles. David Heather’s DDR Posters (2014) is a good place to go. An Internet search will provide numerous other sources.
The sources: Various places.
|The poster for Stalin’s 70th birthday in 1949. The text translates as: “The leader and teacher of humanity in the fight for peace, democracy, and socialism.”|
|The poster for Stalin’s 73rd birthday in 1952. The text translates as: “Long live the standard bearer of peace. The best friend of the German people.”|
|This poster from 1952 urgers learning about the Soviet Union. The caption: “Studied during the second FDJ school year: the priceless experiences of Soviet people in building communism.” The FDJ was the “Free German Youth,” the GDR’s organization for the young.|
|The V. Party Congress of the East German Communist Party (the SED) was held in 1958. The caption: “Socialism is winning.”|
|May Day 1958. The caption: “United socialists are defeating militarists.” A huge worker takes care of the enemies of socialism.|
|A poster leading up to the 11th Party Congress in 1986. The text: “Prosperity. I am contributing to it.”|
|A poster leading up to the 11th Party Congress in 1986. The text: “Quality: My word on it.”|
|A poster leading up to the 11th Party Congress in 1986. The text: “Peace: My best for it.”|
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