Monthly Archives: August 2008

A Sound like No Other: The Schalmei

Looking as if it could usher in the Last Judgment, this musical instrument actually plays a rather amiable part in the history of the GDR. Schalmei (shall-my) bands were formed in factories, communities, schools and paramilitary garrisons, and they also … Continue reading

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Who is Pink Lenin?

It could be the most recognizable object in the Museum. And that’s likely what the creators of this piece had in mind -both when it was first cast and later when it was given a brand new face…. Originally produced … Continue reading

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A Painter Remembered

In her memoir* of coming of age in East Germany just before the Wende, Jana Hensel observes, “There is hardly any of us who does not have a stack of certificates or a pile of medals lying around in a … Continue reading

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