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Leonard Freed, Bochum / Castrop - Rauxel / Dortmund / Duisburg / Mülheim a.d. Ruhr, 1965

  • Thou shalt not kill, - one of the Ten Commandments from the Bible., Castrop-Rauxel, 1965 (40 x 30 cm)

  • They built the house before the coal mines and the industrial revolution came. Now they are closing down the coal mines and the factories are being built where it is cheaper and the landscape is prettier., Gelsenkirchen, 1965 (40 x 30 cm)

  • Sunday in the city’s park. The family, dressed in tubular, synthetic-fibred suits, walk along the directed paths. Thousands of people are enjoying the water fountains, the park train, the music and cafes. ‘So new, so clean, if one only looked in the right, Dortmund, 1965 (40 x 30 cm)

  • The man is wearing a sign for peace, disarmament, a united Germany, an atomic-free Europe and against fascism., Ruhrgebiet, 1965 (40 x 30 cm)

  • Down the streets come the demonstrators, passing and blending with the landscape like shadows in a haunted house. ‘Working men’, they shout, ‘remember your champion, your martyrs. Arise ye workers and know your history. It was here on the Wupper river tha, Ruhrgebiet, 1965 (40 x 30 cm)

  • This is a city of steel mills, big beer breweries, high wages and hard lives. Through the town, the Easter peace marchers jump and fall, disciplined columns of anti-militarists. From all sides I hear whispered ‘Move only on command’., Dortmund, 1965 (40 x 30 cm)

  • Useless, wasted black mountains creeping from mines outline the homes and children posing in their Sunday best. Perhaps in the future the winds will cover the hills with fertile soil, green trees will grow, they will become parks, and tourists will come a, Ruhrgebiet, 1965 (40 x 30 cm)

  • ‘As a result of the need to solve agricultural problems and utilize its coal reserves (one of the few natural resources in ample supply), Germany developed as a leader in scientific research.’ …FROM A TEXTBOOK, Ruhrgebiet, 1965 (40 x 30 cm)

  • The fashions reach into the back alleys of working men’s homes: now it is to own a poodle of one’s own., Bochum, 1965 (40 x 30 cm)

  • An expression common to working young people is ‘killing time’; the weekend is spent killing time waiting for the work days to begin., Mülheim an der Ruhr, 1965 (40 x 30 cm)

  • ‘In the old days, a family of six bought eight centners of potatoes for the year, one for each child and two for each adult. Today they advertise on television for the housewife to reduce and reduce and reduce’, said a housewife., Ruhrgebiet, 1965 (40 x 30 cm)

  • Train crews., Duisburg, (40 x 30 cm)

  • Her son had died at the front and she showed me a yellowing article from the local newspaper describing the action and illustrated with dramatic drawings of the troops heroically defending their positions from overpowering Russian forces… her son had died, Bochum, 1965 (40 x 30 cm)

  • Ruhrgebiet, 1965 (40 x 30 cm)

  • Anti-war painting on a truck., Gelsenkirchen, 1965 (40 x 30 cm)

  • Before the first world war the old man was a famous writer, but now he is forgotten, a footnote in German literature. He said, ‘I’ve had many libraries. Some were given away by me, some were taken away from me. When I was young it mattered. I was a revolu, Dortmund, 1965 (40 x 30 cm)

  • For what is the workingman working? For detergents and soap. The house must smell clean to be clean. Posted signs say ‘freshly waxed floors.’ Washed clothes receive a coating of black soot if left out overnight. The faces of the men become pale and pockma, Ruhrgebiet, 1965 (40 x 30 cm)

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