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March 10, 2021

Politics and Pop Music in East Germany Part 2 (33)

Politics and Pop Music in East Germany Part 2 (33)

In this episode, our hosts return to look at the broad theme of pop and politics in East Germany. 'So we're looking at ways that East German authorities, the party, the free German youth organization struggled or worked to frame youth culture in a way...


In this episode, our hosts return to look at the broad theme of pop and politics in East Germany. 'So we're looking at ways that East German authorities, the party, the free German youth organization struggled or worked to frame youth culture in a way that was appealing to East German, young people, but also delivered the desired ideological content.

John Paul's thesis at the outset here would be that in the 1950s and early 60's the East German authorities, the SED's goal was to create or to have a youth culture that was socialist in form and in content.