News you may have missed #562 (East German Stasi edition)

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►►Archive photos show East German spy service disguises. While sifting through the archives of the East German secret state police, the Stasi, Berlin-based artist Simon Menner unearthed a series of images used by the organization for an internal course called The Art of Disguising. He reproduced the photos and has put them on display in a new exhibition entitled Pictures from the Secret Stasi Archives.
►►Former German leftwing radical was Stasi informant. In the 1960s and 1970s, Horst Mahler was a leader of the German left and a lawyer for the militant-left Red Army Faction. Now he is a member of the radical right, sitting in jail for denying the Holocaust. But he has reportedly verified reports that he also worked as an informant for East Germany’s secret police, the Stasi, from 1967 to 1970.
►►Thousands of Stasi informants still unidentified. Fifty years after the construction of the Berlin Wall, thousands of West German spies for the former East German Stasi secret police have yet to be identified, according to Federal Commissioner for the Stasi Archives Roland Jahn. Jahn told the German daily Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung that some 12,000 people in the former West Germany operated as informants for the Stasi spy agency between 1949 and 1989.

2 Responses to News you may have missed #562 (East German Stasi edition)

  1. AlbertE. says:

    Horst is some sort of a false flag? It is too cool that all of a sudden the left winger and informer for the Stasi is now a right winger and a Holocaust denier. And for whom is Horst a false flag for?

  2. AlbertE. says:

    It is reputed that when the Berlin Wall fell, the CIA got the master tape with the various agents and sources for the Stasi. And only recently returned the tape to the Germans. I bet a lot of those agents and spies are employed by the CIA now, in some sort of capacity.

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