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TOTÁL TOTALITNÍ PÁRTY – about Ostalgia in Saxonia and Moravia, Stefanie Schroeder
The Ostalgia Phenomenon was quite a big thing some years ago in former eastern Germany. Ossi-Partys, DDR-Museums and Ost-shops seemed to spring up like mushrooms – especially in the small town and village areas a number of sometimes quite improvised looking museums and bars celebrating the ,,old days“ were opened. Those places are not that much a scientific approach to clear up history or to teach the visitors. The hard facts about dictatorship are left out or turned into irony. Its a celebration of ,,cult“ objects and common memories linked to them.
I was interested if this kind of ,,Ostalgia“ also exists in Czech Republic- and stepped by chance into a ostalgia party in Brno. The visitors celebrating ,,like in the good old times“ were just born when those times were over.
„TOTÁL TOTALITNÍ PÁRTY“, Brno
„TRABANT RACE“, Leipzig
„ADMINISTRATIVNÍ CENTRUM MEZÍRKA“, Brno
„STALINGRAD“, Žďár nad Sázavou