Stasi

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Stasi

(ˈstɑːzɪ)
n
(Historical Terms) formerly, the secret police in East Germany
[from German Sta(ats)si(cherheitsdienst), literally: state security service]
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Durante los primeros anos despues de la reunificacion, prevalecio una vision negativa de la RDA, ya que el debate publico fue absorbido por las discusiones sobre el manejo y la superacion del sistema de vigilancia del Ministerio de seguridad del Estado (Ministerium fur staatssicherheit, stasi) (38).
As East German intelligence shows, the 1966 exercise Fallex 66 included the simulated nuking of West German cities and villages that had been taken by the advancing Soviet army in an attempt to create a 50 km impenetrable cordon of destruction, from Gottingen via Hiinfeld (near Fulda) to Eslam on the Czech border (Ministerium fur Staatssicherheit, 1966).
On punk see Michael Rauhut, Rock in der DDR 1964 bis 1989, Bonn: Bundeszentrale fur politische Bildung, 2002; Martin Watson,'Flustern und Schreien: punks, rock music and the revolution in the GDR', in German life and letters, 2 (1993), pp162-75; Edda Ahrberg,'Wenn man als Punk Musik macht--der operative Vorgang "Terz"', in J)rn Mothes (ed), Beschddigte Seelen: DDR-Jugend und Staatssicherheit, Bremen: Ed.
Patricia Herminghouse and Magda Mueller (New York: Berghahn Books, 1997), 259; Eduard Stapel, Warme Bruder gegen Kalte Krieger: Schwulenbwergung in der DDR im Visier der Staatssicherheit (Magdeburg: Landesbeauftragte fur die Unterlagen des Staatssicherheitsdienstes der ehemaligen DDR Sachsen-Anhalt, 1999), 17, 77; Eike Stedefeldt, "Zur weiteren Veranlassung: Ein Interview mit dem MfS-Offizier Wolfgang Schmidt, "in Setz, Homosexualitat in der DDR, 186.
He was identified in Stasi-jargon as Bolzen and/or by various Fahndungs-Nummern, and he was the victim of unrelenting surveillance by the Ministerium fur Staatssicherheit (MfS), as is evident from the publication of 109 documents culled from over 1200 pages in the files.
Esa politica de hostigamiento criminal contra la oposicion, constituia la base del sistema de seguridad comunista que encontro su expresion mas brillante en la Stasi (Ministerium fur Staatssicherheit, Ministerio para la seguridad del Estado) de la ddr (Deutsche Demokratische Republik, Republica Democratica Alemana) y basicamente hacian todo lo que hace el das contra los opositores o supuestos opositores del Gobierno: amenazar, robar, atentar, difundir informacion falsa, controlar informacion financiera, desprestigiar, presionar, sabotear, generar vinculos falsos de las victimas con delincuentes y terroristas, crear pruebas falsas de infidelidad, etc.
This year marks the twentieth anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, and yet the headquarters of the Ministerium fur Staatssicherheit, the former East German secret police better known as the Stasi, remains virtually untransformed.
De modo analogo, el Capitan Gerd Wiesler, intachable funcionario del Ministerium fur Staatssicherheit, mas conocido como Stasi, el organismo oficial a cargo de la seguridad en la Republica Democratica Alemana, ira aproximandose creativamente a un cambio radical de su subjetividad.
Over four decades, the Ministerium fur Staatssicherheit (Ministry for State Security) assembled a vast archive, holding information on an estimated six million citizens thought to have Western sympathies.
Concentrating on the obsessive desire of the East German state to keep close watch on its own citizens, it communicates a powerful sense of claustrophobia while studying the state security service--known as the Stasi, short for Ministerium fur Staatssicherheit (Ministry for State Security)--which employed more than 90,000 by the mid-1980s, as well as perhaps double that number of informers.
Wir wuBten nicht, daB das Fest langst zu Ende, Und alles Ubrige eine Sache war Fur die Abteilungsleiter der Weltbank Und die Genossen von der Staatssicherheit, Genau wie bei uns und uberall sonst auch (Enzensberger, 1978:14-15).