Stasi Museum

"STASI. This exhibition of the GDR State Security "in the education center of the Federal Commissioner for the Stasi Records (Stasi) provides information about the structure, the apparatus and methods of the East German secret police. It documents the consequences of the secret police "working" for the people affected, and records the influence of the Ministry of State Security in the everyday life of the GDR. Using sophisticated techniques allowed the Stasi, maladjusted citizens systematically to unsettle, harass and criminalize. As a "Shield and Sword of the Party" secured the Stasi for almost 40 years the dictatorship of the Socialist Unity Party of Germany (SED).