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DDR Museum Pirna
2017 October 27
Wartburg 353 Volkspolizei
VEB Kombinat Robotron was the biggest East German electronics manufacturer.
It was based in Dresden and employed 68,000 people (1989).
Interflug GmbH was the national airline of East Germany from 1963 to 1990.
Based in East Berlin, it operated scheduled and chartered flights to
European and intercontinental destinations out of its hub at Berlin
Simson was a German company which produced firearms, automobiles, bicycles
and motorcycles, and mopeds.
Under the Third Reich, the factory was taken from the Jewish Simson family,
and was renamed several times under Nazi and later Communist control.
The Simson name was reintroduced as a brand name for mopeds produced at the
factory in the former German Democratic Republic (GDR).
Simson mopeds were then produced in Suhl (Germany) until 2002.
Mosaik is a German comic book magazine. First published in December 1955,
it is the longest-running German (and European) monthly comic book and the
only one originating in East Germany that still exists.
Mosaik also appeared in other countries and other languages.
Das Sandmännchen is a German children's bedtime television programme using
stop motion animation.
The puppet was based on the Ole Lukøje character by Hans Christian
Two versions of Sandmännchen were created: one in East Germany (Unser
Sandmännchen), and one in West Germany (Das Sandmännchen).
Katarina Witt (born 3 December 1965) is a retired German figure skater.
Witt won two Olympic gold medals for East Germany, first at the 1984
Sarajevo Olympics and the second in 1988 at the Calgary Olympics.
She is a four-time World champion. Her competitive record makes her one of
the most successful figure skaters of all time.
Praktica is a brand of camera manufactured by Pentacon in Dresden in
eastern Germany, formerly within the GDR prior to German reunification in
Barkas was the East German manufacturer of small delivery vans and
minibuses named the B1000.
The van was built in a new factory in Chemnitz (then known as Karl-Marx