Ausblick: Info-Blatt für Magdeburger aus den Arbeitskreisen Ökologie (Dom Gemeinde), Frieden (Martinsgemeinde), no. 6. Single issue of the East German church-affiliated samizdat periodical.

[Magdeburg]: [1989]. Twelve leaves of A4, with mimeographed typescript and images to rectos. Stapled to upper left corner. Two punched holes to left margin; else very good. Item #6409

Scarce East German oppositional samizdat periodical, which, like many, emerged from church communities and environmental activist groups, in part because such organizations were able to use typewriters and duplicators needed for publication. "The position of the Evangelical Church in the GDR permitted East German activists the opportunity to publish and distribute uncensored news within certain limits under the protective umbrella of the church" (Doellinger, Turning Prayers into Protests, 81).

"Ausblick" began to appear in the spring or summer of 1988. This sixth issue was printed November 16, 1989. The contents include an excerpt from Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn's influential essay "Live Not By Lies" (1974); an open letter to Kurt Hager, the chief ideologue of the East German Central Committee; and other appeals, interviews, and reports on the bourgeoning oppositional movement and its impact on the wavering GRD state.

KVK, OCLC only show scattered issues at IISG Amsterdam. The Havemann Gesellschaft also holds copies of various issues.

Price: €450.00