POSTER! The GDR Era in the Poster Collection of the Sorbian Museum
The collection of posters at the Sorbian Museum contains around 1,700 posters dating from the present day right back to the 1920s. All of the posters in the collection were either produced to reflect Sorbian interests, created by Sorbian artists or designed to present topics with a Sorbian and Slavic background. In the years of the fresh start following the destruction of Hitler’s regime in Germany, posters played an important role. In fact, they soon developed to become the highest-circulating medium for the propaganda of political parties and mass organisations. Posters were initially used to share information. In this publication, selected posters are used as examples to reflect the spirit of the times between 1949 and 1990 and to demonstrate both the moral conceptions and ideological compulsions of the socialist social system and the hope, dedication, optimism and attitude towards life of the people living here.