Wroclaw, July 1982. The "Moda Polska" clothes shop in the Market Square. A long queue of people waits to be allowed in. This was a "high end" fashion store in those days, photo by Chris Niedenthal / Forum
Everyday life in East Germany. Whenever there was a queue outside a shop, one immediately went up to inquire what was available. Or one simply joined the queue without asking because the product on offer was bound to be in short supply. People ignored the propaganda above the entrance which reads: "The Stronger Socialism is, the Stronger the Peace." This was taken in the city of Jena in 1987.