From the collections of the German Historical Museum
An exhibition of the German Historical Museum
7 June to 25 November 2012
Curators: Carola Jüllig M.A. with Dr. Simon Kuchlbauer
The exhibition “Focus GDR” presents unique objects from the German Historical Museum’s collections that vividly illustrate many of the official GDR abbreviations. Objects like the highly decorated uniform of the Minister of National Defence, Heinz Hoffmann, or the official apparel of the 1968 Olympic Games march along as if in a parade, showing how the GDR displayed itself in public. At the same time the exhibition presents aspects of work and everyday life in the GDR, such as the impressive model of a strip mining excavator.
Many of the exhibits were taken over from the Museum für Deutsche Geschichte, the national historical museum of the GDR. Others, such as objects from the Palast der Republik, first came into the German Historical Museum’s collections after reunification.
We would like to recommend that you visit our Permanent Exhibition in the Zeughaus. There you will find a comprehensive survey of GDR history between 1949 and 1990.