DDR: Remembering East Germany
The Wall, certainly, but also the legendary Trabant, emblem of an entire country. The queues in front of the shops, the May Day parades, the endless and lengthy postwar reconstruction. And then there was the punk scene with its young rebels, the widespread practice of nudism, the excursions in the romantic countryside of classical German literature. East Germany, the country that imploded in the recent history of Europe, was a combination of those images, sensations, and inferences that Augusto Bordato, a sensitive connoisseur of Germany's recent history, collected during the many years he spent in East Berlin, both before andafter the Wall fell.