A Trabant Past

The Trabant, the German Democratic Republic ( GDR) poster car, has meant many things to many people. For some, it was a symbol of failure; for others, it was a source of nostalgia of more secure days.

A Trabant Past March 2020

It is a windshield into the past-of an alternative socio-economic system, which fizzled out just like an old two-stroke engine; surviving only in picture postcards, toy models and in collector’s memorabilia.

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