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Voyages of socialist discovery : German-German exchanges between the GDR and Romania.

Koranyi, James (2014) 'Voyages of socialist discovery : German-German exchanges between the GDR and Romania.', Slavonic and East European review., 92 (3). pp. 479-506.


This article explores the little-known history of German-German exchanges between East Germany and Romania during the Cold War. It reveals a complex picture of tourism, travel and information exchange in which Germans from both countries were able to construct socialist escapes. While the Cold War history of Germans in East-Central Europe has tended to either ignore their presence or focus mainly on expulsion and emigration, this article highlights the vibrant existence of a ‘German sphere’ in Cold War East-Central Europe.

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Date deposited:04 November 2015
Date of first online publication:31 July 2014
Date first made open access:01 July 2016

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