Iron Curtains

this weekend i plan to check out the new DDR Museum. Located at the DomAquarée along the banks of the Spree the new museum intends to highlight the everyday culture of the former East Germany. But even as the curators carefully collect and exhibit “information and memories about every day life and culture of a past time” there is already criticism that they are neglecting the totalitarianism and state violence upon which this ‘everyday life’ depended. Would such a museum be possible for ‘everyday life’ in the third reich? ironically enough the DDR Museum opens its doors just as the Palast der Republik, that other icon of the East, is being pulled down on the other side of the river…

1 Comment so far

  1. Ben (unregistered) on July 21st, 2006 @ 2:53 pm

    Thanks for the heads up… think I’m gonna peep it too this w.e.!

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