Stasiland: Stories from Behind the Berlin Wall

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In 1989, the Berlin Wall fell; shortly afterwards, the two Germanies reunited, and East Germany ceased to exist. Anna Funder tells extraordinary tales from the underbelly of the former East Germany. In a country where the headquarters of the secret police could become a museum literally overnight, and one in 50 East Germans were informing on their fellow citizens, there are thousands of captivating stories. She meets Miriam, who, as a 16-year-old, might have started World War III; she visits the man who painted the line ...

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Mar 19, 2009

Compelling reading

If you want an intimate look into the lives of the Germans of former East Germany, you'd be well-served to read this book by Anna Funder. Very compelling reading.

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