Dissolving the Stasi
The GDR’s secret service (Stasi) is being dissolved. Protestors storm its headquarters in East Berlin.
For decades the Stasi spied on its own citizens and hounded political opponents. Its staff included numerous full-time spies as well as so-called “unofficial collaborators”. After the Wall fell, the GDR government initially had no plans to dissolve the Stasi. It is largely thanks to the Central Round Table and the citizens’ committees that the Stasi (which by then had been renamed the Office for National Security) was eventually abolished.
Carlo Jordan represented the Greens at the Round Table.
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