In this essay, I take photographs from the Stasi archive as a catalyst for thinking about the ontological conditions of photography as evidence, as pertaining to a certain, distinctive veritas or truth, or as witness to an event. I also consider the
Sep 18, 2014 · The archive of the Stasi, whose official function was to protect the East German communist party, pursued an extremely aggressive campaign of spying on East German citizens in order to confine and root out dissent, contains information on millions of people. This November Germany will commemorate the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall which led to the demise of communist East Germany. Nov 14, 2019 · The Stasi had 91,000 employees at its peak—roughly one in every 30 residents was a Stasi agent. More than one in three East Germans (5.6 million) was under suspicion or surveillance, with an open Stasi file. Another half million were feeding the Stasi information. The German Stasi Sprach machine was used to send coded messages through numbers stations by automated voice and could also be used to send numbers in Morse code. It was used primarily by East Germany (DDR), Russia, and Cuba. The language and specific voice can be changed by swapping out the circuit board with the EEPROMS on it through the back May 18, 2004 · Many also come to Berlin to study the archive's legal framework, which regulates access to the files and is widely regarded as having struck the right balance between transparency and privacy.
Germany Germans remember 20 years' access to Stasi archives. Twenty years after Germany opened the former East Germany's secret police files, the extent of the country's internal espionage is
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Former Dictatorships Hoping to Learn From German Stasi Archive Piles of Stasi files in the Stasi Archive in Erfurt, eastern Germany. In 1991, the German parliament passed a unique law regulating the access to files for both victims of spying and former spies.