Glossary

KM / KM City

A city in Germany that used to be called Karl-Marx-Stadt from 1953 to 1990. Now called New Chemnitz. This is the city from which Petra Kowalsky hails.


Love Parade

A super popular music festival that took place in West Berlin from July 1989 until around 2010.


MD Player

Mini disc player.


New Chemnitz

A city in Germany that used to be called Karl-Marx-Stadt from 1953 to 1990. This is the city from which Petra Kowalsky hails. Also known as KM City.


Ossi

An Eastern German.


Trabi

Otherwise known as the Trabant. A car produced between 1957 to 1990, very popular in Eastern Germany. Often thought of as being symbolic of the fallen Eastern Bloc, associated with Communist rule and its subsequent collapse.

trabi


Wessi

An Western German.

Advertisements