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Photo Gallery: Forbidden Photos of Everyday Life in East Germany

Foto: Siegfried Wittenburg

A Photographer Remembers Forbidden Photos of Everyday Life in East Germany

Photographer Siegfried Wittenburg angered officials in East Germany during the 1980s with his pictures showing the drabness of everyday life under communism. He has told SPIEGEL ONLINE what compelled him to take the photos that the local cultural association refused to exhibit at the time.
Additional photos from Siegfried Wittenburg can be seen at the Museum Falkensee outside of Berlin until Sept. 26, 2010. The exhibition -- "Grüsse aus der DDR" -- will then move to the Stadtbibliothek in Bremen for the first 10 days of October.