Episode 1: The Stasi Files

Informers and victims - the impact of the Stasi in post-war East Germany

In stories adapted from the declassified files of the Stasi, East Germany's secret police, we examine the roles of informer and victim in which so many ordinary East Germans found themselves over the four decades before the fall of the Berlin Wall. German studies researcher Alison Lewis also helps us decode the broader impact of the Stasi's tentacles and its lasting legacy.

A podcast from the University of Melbourne's School of Languages and Linguistics, presented by Leo Kretzenbacher.

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The Stasi Files