“equal pay for Equal work”. The feminist claim is still up to date, was in the GDR, ostensibly as a “state doctrine”. In fact, women were in the former workers ‘and peasants’ state – out of necessity, they needed the work force – mostly fully in working life. By contrast, most women in the West took care of the household and the upbringing of children, while their men of the money earned to life – and it is widely used as an honorary has been active seen, if a woman had to work or wanted to. However, the work of women in the GDR actually emancipated?

The two journalists, Claudia Wagnerin and Jana Frielinghaus have dozens and dozens of extensive interviews with women of different generations. “An enlightening time has come a journey into the history of the GDR-women’s”, – stated in the Preface of the book “the Emancipated and strong. Women in the GDR”, edited by Dagmar enkelmann, a former member of the Bundestag the Left and today Chairman of the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation, as well as Dirk Külow, among other things, non-fiction book author to the history of the GDR, a TV Journalist and currently a research associate for cultural policy in the Bundestag.

The star showed of some of the many historic shots from the Band illustrating the working life of women in the GDR, with the kind permission of the Eulenspiegel publishing group in Berlin, in which the book appeared: