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The important role of Australian literature in the GDR

Der deutsch-australische Autor Walter Kaufmann im Gespräch mit Lesern im April 1977 , rund 20 Jahre nach seiner Übersiedlung in die DDR. Source: Bundesarchiv Berlin

Readers in the once isolated German Democratic Republic were very interested in literature from the red continent with its wide open spaces. Canberra based Dr Christina Spittel was involved in a new book that reveals the cultural Cold War connection between East and West.