Let’s watch this post go viral, lol.
The post we did earlier in which Angela Merkel’s unconfirmed nudist past in the DDR was mentioned jogged my memory about another post I’d seen on a tumblr blog, and which I’ve spent the remainder of the evening searching for, and eventually finding.
I’m 100% certain the woman at the front of the photograph is the same one shown in a previous ‘Angela Merkel nudist’ shot, this one below.
What’s more, I’m 99% certain the woman in the centre of the pic above is the same as the one at ‘Angela’s’ side in the top shot. Why has no one spotted this ‘new’ photograph, and the similarities to ‘Angela Merkel’ before?
This ‘new’ photograph also gives us a few ‘clues’ to its location, perhaps. It’s obviously a camp of some sort, but there’s a car in the photo. What sort of car is it? German? If someone could identify it it might narrow down the geographic location where the photo was taken. It still wouldn’t be ‘definitive proof’, but an American car, of a particular vintage, seems unlikely in East Germany at the time ‘Angela’ was indulging in naturism.
Originally, the shot was ruled out as being ‘Angela’ as it was believed to come from a 1950s German naturist magazine called ‘Helios’, and the 1954 born Angela Merkel would have been too young to fit the age that the alleged ‘Angela’ is in the photos.
I think the car looks to be of 1950s vintage. Again, nothing definitive, as a 1950s car could still be running when these photos were taken. If it were to be Angela Merkel in the photos, the photos would need to date from…1968-70? when she’d have been mid to late teens. And herein lies another clue. The hairstyles in the photos mostly look later than the 1950s. Indeed, they could well be late 60s vintage. None of the hairstyles look 1950s to me.
Furthermore, what’s on the horizon? Are those watchtowers? (Bear in mind, in a campsite, they might simply be wooden buildings. Equally…could they be in the shadow of the wall that divided Germany? Is this a lake location somewhere near Berlin? Or further north between east and west?)
For the record I don’t think it’s Angela Merkel’s naturist youth in the photos, but it’s still nice to think that Germany’s leader might have done what many East Germans did so naturally behind the Berlin Wall, and that was to treat nudity as an entirely natural part of the great outdoors.