WIR WISSEN WAS MORGEN GESCHIEHT, 1958

Cover back and front

Cover back and front

 

Our societies are constantly in flux and looking back over the last 50 years, we may look at some with regret, some with fondness, and others with a sense of irony. The 48-page, optimistically titled booklet WIR WISSEN WAS MORGEN GESCHIEHT (We know what will happen tomorrow) is a wonderful example of such a ‘vanished culture’. It was published by the Gesellschaft für kulturelle Verbindungen mit dem Ausland (Society for Cultural Relations with Foreign Countries) in the German Democratic Republic (DDR) in 1958. It is a pure piece of propaganda aimed at motivating the population, by conjuring up an undoubtedly false image of the country’s economic growth. Its aim is also to show the superiority of the Socialist system over Capitalism. The booklet set out a plan to achieve all goals within 1200 days…

Printed on matt paper and bound simply with staples. Beautifully designed with histograms, photographs, illustrations and other graphic elements. A classic example of DDR literature.

Published by Gesellschaft für kulturelle Verbindungen mit dem Ausland – Berlin W 8 1958

Soft cover

29 x 21cm

48 pages

IN 1200 DAYS...

IN 1200 DAYS…

THE TRUE ECONOMIC MIRACLE 1961

THE TRUE ECONOMIC MIRACLE 1961

CHEMISTRY - THE LARGEST TREASURY OF THE PEOPLE'S ECONOMY IN THE DDR

CHEMISTRY – THE LARGEST TREASURY OF THE PEOPLE’S ECONOMY IN THE DDR

MORE STEEL - MORE BREAD

MORE STEEL – MORE BREAD

FIRST TURBINE AIRPLANE IN GERMANY | CRUISE SHIP FOR THE WORKERS

FIRST TURBINE AIRPLANE IN GERMANY | CRUISE SHIP FOR THE WORKERS

300000 more televisions!

300000 more televisions!

TWICE AS MUCH WOOL BY 1961!

TWICE AS MUCH WOOL BY 1961!

CULTURE AT HOME FOR EVERYONE

CULTURE AT HOME FOR EVERYONE

THE SOCIALIST TOWN

THE SOCIALIST TOWN

A NEW WAY OF SHOPPING

A NEW WAY OF SHOPPING

YOU DECIDE FOR A BETTER LIFE

YOU DECIDE FOR A BETTER LIFE

PEACE AND SOCIALISM!

PEACE AND SOCIALISM!