Relics of the Cold War
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The Cold War is over — yet signs of it still exist. For forty years the Iron Curtain divided the countries of Europe into East and West. The arms race was unleashed, nuclear fallout shelters were constructed, and everyone braced for the worst. Martin Roemers has spent ten years in search of the traces of this period, traveling through the countries of former enemies on both sides of the line. He explored and documented underground tunnels, abandoned system control centers, former barracks, rotting tanks, and destroyed monuments.
72 photographs.
BOOK: Relics of the Cold War, Hatje Cantz Publishers. Sold out at the publisher. Available at
EXHIBITION: German Historical Museum (DHM), Berlin, Relics of the Cold War, March 4 - August 21, 2016