Red Again

Theil, Stefan
October 2003
New Republic;10/13/2003-10/20/2003, Vol. 229 Issue 15/16, p16
Reports on a German television show called "Die DDR Show," on which studio guests reminisce about the days of communism in East Germany. Guests including ex-ice-skating champion Katrina Witt and boxer Henry Maske; Nostalgia for East Germany including renewed popularity for communist-era products and films; Avoidance of politics; Outrage of victims of East German communism; Success of the film "Goodbye, Lenin!"; Question whether nostalgia will affect the political legacy of communism.


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