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Stasi Files

Alex and his wife Beate sent us some maps found in their file maintained by the Stasi (the East German secret police). Alex told us, "My wife and I were suspected to be spies for the Dutch military. We stayed with family close to a Soviet airbase and after four visits we were arrested by the East German Stasi and kept in prison for a while. After the wall came down, we managed to get our files and were surprised by all the information they gathered about us. They had been in our car, built mics in the house we stayed. It's impossible to write here all the work they had done to keep an eye on us."

2010-05-31 : Merseberg, Germany : Alex and Beate Waning



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