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This book is a research project into the western and eastern propaganda during the cold war. To really make the extend of the manipulation understandable this book will show the two perspectives of the same topic. For this research I chose two German news outlets. Firstly “Der Spiegel” representing the western point of view and secondly “Neue Berliner Illustrierte” representing the eastern perspective. Choosing German news has the positive side effect of not losing accuracy through translations. Also it adds to the impact of this research because these papers were basically sold next to each other.

The book is essentially separated into a left and right column, one for each point of view. All images are made to look like old newspaper scans to emphasize their origin. This book also has a concrete front and back cover in reference to the Berlin Wall, a powerful symbol of this ideological divide.

Cologne 2021