East Germany

Burning Down the Haus

By Tim Mohr
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Rated by Maryana K.
Dec 28, 2018

Using research from interviews, archives and declassified Stasi files, Mohr puts together a timeline from the appearance of the first East German punk up to the dismantling of the GDR.  Although world events and politics played a huge role in the fall of the wall, the East German punks’ grassroots efforts to expose the oppressiveness of their government got regular citizens involved, ultimately tipping the scales. In the beginning (early 80’s) there was only a small and scattered group of punks, but as their numbers started to grow, unlikely partnerships with progressive pastors of the