4 edition of Commissioner for the "Stasi" files (Key institutions of German democracy) found in the catalog.
Commissioner for the "Stasi" files (Key institutions of German democracy)
by American Institute for Contemporary German Studies, Johns Hopkins University
Written in English
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This came into action in , following the regulations outlined in the Stasi Records Law, which was overseen by the commissioner of the Stasi files. Both the law and the commissioner . This book proved to be an excellent history of the East German secret police force, the Stasi. The author was able to use documentation obtained after the fall of Communist East Germany to verify the information in this book. You are given details of the tactics that were employed by the Stasi /5(73).
In an assessment of post-communist memory politics, he critically discusses the consequences of opening the files and the outcomes of the Stasi debate in reunified Germany. A major guide for research on communist secret-police forces, this book is considered the standard reference work on the Stasi and has already been translated into a number Author: Jens Gieseke. Zersetzung (pronounced [t͡sɛɐ̯ˈzɛt͡sʊŋ], German for "decomposition") is a psychological warfare technique used by the Ministry for State Security (Stasi) to repress political opponents in East Germany during the s and s. Zersetzung served to combat alleged and actual dissidents through covert means, using secret methods of abusive control and psychological manipulation to.
Per the book’s subtitle, the images were culled from the vast archives of East Germany’s secret police, the Stasi, which spied on, bugged, interrogated, intimidated, murdered, and otherwise Author: Jeremy Lybarger. The files of the Stasi, communist East Germany’s notorious secret police, have been made generally available for the first time on a German government website.
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Access for Research and Media. The Federal Commissioner (BStU) supports research and media (press, radio and film). It also supports civic education agencies in their political and historical reappraisal of the activities of the State Security Service, the power mechanisms in both the former GDR and Soviet zone of occupation and National Socialist past.
The Stasi Files book. Read 5 reviews from the world's largest community for Commissioner for the Stasi files book. The definitive, revelatory account of the GDR's Cold War espionage a /5. The file had been compiled by the Stasi, the East German secret police, with the assistance of dozens of informers.
And it contained a meticulous record of Garton Ash's earlier life in Berlin. In this memoir, Garton Ash describes what it was like to rediscover his younger self through the eyes of the Stasi, and then to go on to confront those who actually informed against him to the secret by: The former East Germany's feared Stasi secret police set Nazi officers to work as spies and protected them from prosecution, according to a new book that belies the official anti-fascist stance of.
This book proved to be an excellent history of the East German secret police force, the Stasi. The author was able to use documentation obtained after the fall of Communist East Germany to verify the information in this book.
You are given details of the tactics that were employed by the Stasi. The author givesCited by: Stasi Files Hardcover – 16 June by Anthony Glees (Author) out of 5 stars 1 rating. See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions.
Amazon Price New from Used from Hardcover "Please retry" $ $ 4/5(1). InMarkus Wolf became head of the Hauptverwaltung Aufklärung (HVA) (Main Reconnaissance Administration), the foreign intelligence section of the Stasi.
As intelligence chief, Wolf achieved great success in penetrating the government, political and business circles of West Germany with arters: East Berlin, GDR. Bringing out her first book through the ‘Twenty7’ books publishing label, Young initially released ‘Stasi Child’ to much acclaim in on the 1st of October.
Setting up the ‘Karin Muller’ franchise, it would come to be the first in the now much loved series of books from David Young. The German photographer Arwed Messmer has a new book from Hatje Cantz called Reenactments MfS which gathers a "collage" of this evidentiary material from those escape attempts from among the Author: Jeffrey Ladd.
For more than three decades, the dreaded state police (Stasi) in East Germany kept reams of secret files on its citizens.
As ofthe Stasi archives Berlin are now open for public tours. The trove of 43 kilometers (28 miles) of paper records are just part of the exhibits now available in the former Stasi Berlin archives building as of June The Firm: The Inside Story of the Stasi by Gary Bruce is an excellent introduction to the Stasi.
Marshall Poe of New Books in History interviewed him for their podcast. The File: A Personal History by Timothy Garton Ash is also an excellent look at police.
The Stasi File impresses on several levels: author Peter Bernhardt knows Germany, he knows opera, and he knows how to write a solid thriller. The time is the early s, and Communism is crumbling. The Berlin Wall has fallen.
East Germany is a failed state with an uncertain future/5. According to the enclosed Nazi files, Japp was from adjutant to the commissioner of police in Simferopol, where a massacre of more than. Revelatory and controversial, THE STASI FILES is the most important book on espionage to appear since THE MITROKHIN ARCHIVE.
About the Author. Anthony Glees is Reader in Politics and Director of European Studies at Brunel University. He is the author of two previous books: REINVENTING GERMANY (OUP, ) and THE SECRETS OF THE SERVICE (Cape /5(4). Writer Timothy Garton Ash, who lived in East Germany in the late 70s, recently discovered he had a Stasi file.
He read its contents and used it. The Dictionary of National Security: Definitions for "political-operative work", analyzes and documents: Scientific Series of the Federal Commissioner for Stasi documents; Bd 5 th  Klaus-Dietmar Henke: The use and evaluation of the Stasi files, in: Quarterly Journal of Contemporary History.
4/93, p.  See Article 2 of the Treaty on the. In his inaugural speech in Marchthe current commissioner, Roland Jahn, a former dissident journalist, had described it as "intolerable" that Stasi victims seeking access to their files Author: Philip Oltermann.
InJahn became the first East German citizen to read his own Stasi file, which incorporated 30 box files documenting every aspect of his life on both sides of the wall. He discovered. The Socialist Unity Party of Germany (SED) governed the GDR for 40 years without ever being legitimized in a democratic election.
The SED maintained its position of power by means of a huge security apparatus. One cornerstone of this system was the Ministry for State Security (MfS), or "Stasi", which was founded in The Ministry for State Security (MfS) was organized on military lines, and.
Stasi victims and citizens who had been under surveillance were allowed to examine their Stasi files. Within four years of reunification, aboutpersons had asked to inspect their case files, w of those requests being received in December alone.
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“When I look at other dictatorships there was a system of fear and repression that worked,” says Roland Jahn, a former East German dissident who .In the leaked report, it was first revealed that: “The BStU [Stasi files commission] employed at least 79 former Stasi members.
At the time of the report (May ), 56 remained in the employment of the agency, including 54 former full-time Stasi members and .