Wolf Biermann. A poet and songwriter in Germany

Deutsches Historisches Museum
Wolf Biermann is one of the best-known songwriters in Germany. His expulsion from the GDR in 1976 was a turning point in post-war "German-German" history. The exhibition examines the life and work of Wolf Biermann before the backdrop of the special standing that culture enjoyed in the GDR. It follows the songwriter’s development from his move to the GDR and initial artistic successes to the ban that was imposed on his pubic performances and the eventual deprivation of his GDR citizenship. This presented Biermann with a challenge: How was a songwriter to redefine himself who, despite all criticism of the SED leadership, saw himself as a communist? An extensive section of the exhibition is devoted to Wolf Biermann’s family history.
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