dinsdag 6 mei 2008

Ministry for State Security (nicknamed Stasi) of the German Democratic republic (GDR) secret rooms by Daniel & Geo Fuchs Photography

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Daniel & Geo Fuchs have documented the architectural legacy left by the former GDR’s Ministry for State Security (Stasi), the main security and intelligence organization of the German Democratic Republic (East Germany).

The Stasi had nearly 90,000 official workers and 170,000 unofficial collaborators in a country with a population of 16 million. The organization was dissolved 18 years later, yet some of these sites have remained practically as they were.

Images in this series document rooms used by the Stasi used to interrogate prisoners; jail cells for political prisoners; Stasi offices, bunkers, and archives of a regime that clung to power for more than four decades.

See also Stasi Knast: Hochsicherheits-Gefängnis Berlin DDR SED MfS ...

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