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STASIStaatssicherheitsdienst (State Security, former East Germany)
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Juritza is one among a few guides who qualify for the job by virtue of the fact that they were imprisoned by the Stasi and this validates the stories they narrate.
Like Soviet Russia, the Stasi used sport as an effective tool to glorify East Germany's version of Communism, often doping those capable of competing on the world stage.
You t , r n ho e " Rosler tearfully confided in his Lokomotive manager, who angrily called his chief executive to demand that the Stasi left his players alone before calling the secret police "f*** a***" and slamming the phone down in a rage.
It's not every day in the TV world of anorexic actresses with fake boobs that a woman with giant thighs, a sloppy backside and small breasts is compelled to show it all," Stasi writes.
American agents analyzed the data and then passed relevant parts on to countries in which the Stasi were active.
The film by Petzold, whose parents fled East Germany to West Germany, shows how suffocating that world was where people had to deal with the omnipresent fear their neighbors, co-workers, friends and even spouses might betray them to the Stasi.
he fall of the Iron Curtain discovered the their spying - and ntimate moments red and recorded Katarina, 46, says: ays: "I discovered the Stasi had me in I was an eight-year-student.
I discovered the Stasi had me in their sights when I was an eight-year-old figure-skating student," the Mirror quoted Witt as saying.
ON AUGUST 11, 1983, OFFICIALS FROM THE STASI DEPARTMENT XX, RESPONSIBLE for "combating political ideological diversion and underground political activity," documented a so-called Vorkommnisuberprufung (incident investigation).
Doubtless some people would prefer that the records of the Stasi - the former East German secret police - died a convenient death.
Gary Bruce, The Firm: The Inside Story of the Stasi, Oxford University Press, Oxford and New York, 2010.
Betts seeks to look behind the accepted view of the failed communist state as a totalitarian nightmare in the grips of the infamous Stasi.