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GDR, operator in a textile factory / photo, 1975
Society / Work / Women,
Germany / GDR, 1970s.

Portrait of a woman operator in the control centre of a textile factory in Frankenberg (Germany / GDR).

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Working in East Germany
Doll and textile factories, shipyards, farming, chemical labs, newspaper production, light bulb manufacture - these are just a few of the images we dug out from our archive on the subject of Working in East Germany.

In the period of relative political stability after the 1961 building of the Berlin Wall, the focus of the Socialist state of East Germany shifted onto the workplace.