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  • The title alone says a lot: it is from the German word "ostalgie," which represents a mood of regretful longing for the former, more stable order of things.

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  • The name means Little Red Riding Hood, and the brand is one of many former German Democratic Republic products that have survived and thrived in a unified Germany, helped along by a wave of nostalgia - or "ostalgie" - for all things associated with its communist past, but maintained in the long term by good old-fashioned capitalist marketing principles.

    Francis Anderson

  • Perhaps we are experiencing a version of what Germans call ostalgie, that longing for the two-stroke Trabants and quaint traffic-light signs of the old East Germany that began as self-conscious kitsch but has become an expression of disappointment at free-market economics.

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  • Organized by Massimiliano Gioni with Jarrett Gregory, it takes its title from ostalgie , a German term used to describe a sense of longing and nostalgia for the era before the collapse of the Communist Bloc.

    The People's Works of Art

  • Is there a word for poignant remembrances of the Soviet Union as nice as the one coined for East German nostalgia, ostalgie?

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