August 9th, 2014

Иван Дурак

Hubertus Knabe: "The dark secrets of a surveillance state"

Tour the deep dark world of the East German state security agency, known as Stasi

- Uniquely powerful at spying on its citizens, until the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989
- the Stasi masterminded a system of surveillance & psychological pressure
- that kept the country under control for decades

Hubertus Knabe studies the Stasi

- and was spied on by them.
- He shares stunning details from the fall of a surveillance state,
- and shows how easy it was for neighbor to turn on neighbor