Publication details for Dr James KoranyiKoranyi, James (2014). Voyages of Socialist Discovery: German-German Exchanges between the GDR and Romania. Slavonic and East European Review 92(3): 479-506.
- Publication type: Journal Article
- ISSN/ISBN: 0037-6795, 2222-4327
- DOI: 10.5699/slaveasteurorev2.92.3.0479
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This article explores the little-known history of German-German exchanges between East Germany and Romania during the Cold War. It reveals a complex picture of tourism, travel and information exchange in which Germans from both countries were able to construct socialist escapes. While the Cold War history of Germans in East-Central Europe has tended to either ignore their presence or focus mainly on expulsion and emigration, this article highlights the vibrant existence of a ‘German sphere’ in Cold War East-Central Europe.