They spoke the language of patriotism and "culturedness" (kul 'turnost 0 and occasionally expressed the emotion of ostalgie
, meaning nostalgia for the communist-era lives of artistic professionals.
Vogel (eds), Ostalgie
International: Erinnerungen an die DDR von Nicaragua bis Vietnam.
: Revaluing the Past, Regressing into the Future." GDR Bulletin 25: 1-6.
As this process went on, a phenomenon arose that came to be called "Ostalgie
"This is called Ostalgie
in German - nostalgia for the east.
(6) O neologismo ost-algia e a traducao para a palavra alema "Ostalgie
", que designa a nostalgia pela vida na antiga Alemanha Oriental, resulta da juncao das palavras Ost (leste) e Nostalgie (nostalgia).
and the Politics of the Future in Eastern Germany.
(14) In the context of the former Yugoslavia, scholars talk about Yugo-nostalgia, (15) and in studies of the German reunification the phenomenon is referred to as Ostalgie
The August 25, 1992 sale of the East German state-owned film company DEFA to the French stands as a symbol for the loss of control over Ostalgie
, or nostalgia about the forfeiture of East German identity after reunification.
The article "Lautstark gegen die Ostalgie
", written by Hauke Friedrichs and published in 2009 in Die Zeit Online, was selected as a possible source text.