A Socialist Paradise

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Duration: 1 hour

Documentary series on the fall of the Iron Curtain and its legacy.

1989 marked the collapse of communism in Eastern and Central Europe and an end to a way of life for millions of people. Having lived through extraordinary times, they tell their stories of life behind the Iron Curtain, looking beyond the headlines of spies and surveillance, secret police and political repression, to reveal a rich tapestry of experience.

Firstly, a look at the 'socialist paradise' of communist East Germany.

Credits

Producer
Lucy Hetherington
Producer
Peter Molloy

Broadcasts

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