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.
Koranyi, J. (2014). Voyages of Socialist Discovery: German-German Exchanges between the GDR and Romania. Slavonic and East European Review, 92(3), 479-506. https://doi.org/10.5699/slaveasteurorev2.92.3.0479