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Monday, June 18, 2007

Nostalgia for old Communist car

The Trabant at 50: "'You can't just sweep the past under a table,' said Roger Dietzel, 52, whose his family owns five Trabants. He recalls registering his name on a waiting list for a new Trabant in 1973 and never getting one. The wall fell, Germany was reunified and production of the Trabant ceased in 1991 before his car was ready.

While they view the cars as mainly a hobby, the Trabis are a link to the past and a gesture of defiance against the prosperity and plush living standards of reunified Germany."


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