The Pandemic in Posters

In Germany, the Covid-19 pandemic first upended everyday life one year ago. The first lockdown in the Federal Republic started in March 2020, and today politicians are still searching for ways out of the second one. The restrictions imposed to fight the pandemic have left their mark on society. In this series, five head curators at the Deutsches Historisches Museum reveal how the coronavirus pandemic has been documented in the collection. Andrea von Hegel, head of the Poster Collection, looks back at posters that were displayed in the public sphere and considers how they document the extensive adjustments that people had to make to their behaviour and interactions with others every day.