No,the record was set by my uncle-4 ppl,luggage,tent,gas cylinder and other staff in Maluch :)
OK, I give up my Trabant world record. :):):)
excellent post, enkidu.
Yes! Enkidu made great job, providing real food for thought and material for further development. Thanks!
I don't really agree about people wearing the same clothes though, like uniforms. Just about every woman knew how to sew, or at least adapt what was available to the latest fashion.
Yes. I still remember foreigners` comments on Polish women in 1980s- classy!
We did 4 people in Trabant, luggage and camping gear, and tented it to Black Sea, all the way to Turkish border and back.
We never reached the Turkish border, only got to Golden Sands in our Trabant. :(:(:(:(
(the East Germans had no sense of humor)
It is natural - they had orders to shoot any trespassers. To death.
Money did not matter much. I know that is hard to believe but really - everybody got the money. And the money was mostly useless.
Yes, true. Most people had similar earnings. Exchanged into foreign currency (at the black market rate) : 20 -30 $ per month.
For instance - flats were given not bought. If you wanted to live in your own flat - you should find a job and make yourself useful. You get married and applied for a flat. In time - it was given to you
Yes, after having worked in a factory, office, mine etc etc for a long time it was possible to receive a flat. But still you had to pay about 25% of its value.
However, such flats` quality was incredibly low. Even Polish comedies from 1970s noticed it and communist censorship had to close an eye because it was so notorious:
Amazing technical problems after moving in, from 1:15: