gdr ; life in east germany ; repression + support for sed ctrl ; propaganda + censorship

SED used this combination to promote?
1 of 65
and denigrate?
FRG + west
2 of 65
when was SED's 3rd party congress?
3 of 65
which declared all culture had to be based on?
marxist-leninist ideological priniples
4 of 65
consequently, significant emphasis placed on?
soviet stuff like plays / art / lit etc
5 of 65
as well as banning western works that were?
6 of 65
also promotion of what other kind of art / lit / plays etc?
classic german
7 of 65
with GDR portrayed as?
genuine representative of Germany's achievements
8 of 65
how were ordinary working class germans in the third reich portrayed?
victims of facism
9 of 65
how did GDR as rest ebloc have to portray socialism?
only political ideology that could offer hope to ppl
10 of 65
GDR had to often continually defend self against?
11 of 65
GDR highlighted western social problems such as?
homelessness / drug use / unemployment
12 of 65
while fending off accusations if what?
totalitarianism / ack freedom (esp. travel)
13 of 65
which escalated after what major event?
berlin wall building
14 of 65
to west what did wall become?
easily criticised object
15 of 65
what did artist graffiti show?
even possible to paint criticisms on wall dierctly
16 of 65
what did GDR call the wall?
'protective barrier'
17 of 65
SED tried to depict wall as essence of?
18 of 65
behind which?
new GDR could be built
19 of 65
GDR had ctrl of all aspects of mass meida within GDR save for the exception of?
church newspapers
20 of 65
and the church were only permitted to write what?
religious non-political articles
21 of 65
gov controlled tv / radio but what was always more popular?
22 of 65
whatwas the big overtly political propaganda show?
the black channel
23 of 65
which had around what % audience share?
5% (bc it wasn't popular @ all)
24 of 65
in '70s and the whole national identity thing propaganda was used extensively to promote the GDR as what?
unique non-german state
25 of 65
what were removed from names + institutions?
references to shared german culture
26 of 65
and what kind of propaganda increased?
27 of 65
success of this seems to have been limited based on what after wall fell?
push for reunification
28 of 65
pop culture seemed difficult to ctrl as GDR versions simplydrowned out by?
more sophisticated western media
29 of 65
state ad greater succes with ctrl of what kind of cultural output?
30 of 65
why SED fearful of influence of writers?
saw them as fostering rebellious spirit in hungarian rev + prague spring
31 of 65
therefore writers regarded as what @ outset of careers regardless of loyalty?
potential enemies
32 of 65
intellectual spheres heavily infiltrated by?
33 of 65
and special surveillance campaigns orchestrated for years against indiv writers like?
34 of 65
what were some leading art figures?
stasi agents
35 of 65
sascha anderson lead poet and frontrunner of eberlin underground culture in '80s worked to paralyse scene by doing what?
controlling contacts / spying / informing on artists
36 of 65
37 of 65
experience of writers showed how which two things could be used together to impose censorship on the gdr?
propaganda + stasi
38 of 65
the constitution expressedly forbade what?
39 of 65
but what did one-party rule of SED mean?
all areas of publication underwent censorship
40 of 65
first done internally through?
41 of 65
but then gov org looked at?
degree censorship needed / extent publication allowed
42 of 65
such as?
foreign publishers / just GDR
43 of 65
negative portrayal of what was not permitted?
communism / GDR (shocker)
44 of 65
and topics involving what kinds of issues discouraged?
ones the SED found 'crude' e.g crime / ****
45 of 65
there were press releases several times a week from who?
Public Relations Office
46 of 65
that made what clear?
what kinds of stories could be run / angle SED wanted presented
47 of 65
all professional journalists trained by?
48 of 65
and selecte for?
loyalty / political views
49 of 65
good example of censorship would be which '65 film?
the rabbit i me
50 of 65
which higlighted?
judicial corrputoin / political subversion
51 of 65
what did SED do?
ban it
52 of 65
but @ same time approved which crime comedy accused of having hidden agendas?
hands up or i'll shoot
53 of 65
after the censor already having cut how many scenes?
54 of 65
arbitrary nature of these films known as 'rabbit bans' shows what
nature of censorship often depended on circumstances and who created it rather than political messge
55 of 65
most writers and artists tried to do what to get published?
work within the guidelines
56 of 65
what happened with most propaganda?
57 of 65
but that doesn't mean what was always believed?
western media
58 of 65
what were western news programmes seen as?
more important source of honest info than german
59 of 65
but most popular shows were american like?
dallas / dynasty
60 of 65
unfortunatelyfor SED propaganda was most effectvie on who?
party itself
61 of 65
as it came to believe it was doing what?
creating politically free utopia w/in GDR
62 of 65
faith stopped leadership from reacting quickly to events when
late '80s
63 of 65
who less convinced by propaganda?
regular citizens
64 of 65
but to characterise germans as what would be exaggeration?
extremely hostile
65 of 65

Other cards in this set

Card 2


and denigrate?


FRG + west

Card 3


when was SED's 3rd party congress?


Preview of the front of card 3

Card 4


which declared all culture had to be based on?


Preview of the front of card 4

Card 5


consequently, significant emphasis placed on?


Preview of the front of card 5
View more cards


No comments have yet been made

Similar History resources:

See all History resources »See all GDR resources »