Patchwork

Do-it-yourself between necessity and economy

This small presentation in the Outbuilding from Breitenbach shows impressive examples of home-made objects and repairs, which were common in the years following the Second World War. It reflects the living conditions of people in the dwelling between 1955 and 1957. In the post-war period dominated by hunger and the lack of consumer goods, people had to barter, improvise, buy household tools and appliances made of war scrappage or, as a displaced family, even compile an entire new household from nothing.

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Location in the Hessenpark