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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(24) Ministerium fur Staatssicherheit (MfS), AP 4954/73, 'Olwa, Owilla Ouma, informant report'.
The fact that the demonstrations also targeted one-party rule and the dreaded GDR Ministry of State Security (Ministerium fur Staatssicherheit, "Stasi"), with which the Vietnamese Ministry of Public Security (Bo Cong an) had maintained close relations since the mid-1960s (Gro[beta]heim 2014) is also omitted.
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.
Figures on the Stasi are from Helmut MullerEnbergs, Inoffizielle Mitarbeiter des Ministeriums fur Staatssicherheit: Richtlinien und Durchfuhrungsbestimmungen (Berlin: Christoph Links Verlag, 1996), 59; Jens Gieseke, Der Mielke-Konzern: Die Geschichte der Stasi, 1945-1990 (Munich: Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt, 2006), 72.
Ahrberg, Edda 2007 "Wenn man als Punk Musik macht--der operative Vorgang 'Terz.'" Jorn Mothes (ed.), Beschadigte Seelen: DDR-Jugend und Staatssicherheit. Bremen: Ed.
During that time the West German media, having learned of her early, inconsequential connection with the Stasi (Staatssicherheit, or secret police), mounted a vitriolic campaign that transformed her from a writer critical of the East German communist regime into a Staatsdichterin, or party hack.
Eingabenbearbeitung im Sektor Ministerium fur Staatssicherheit; and Jim Steakley, "Gays under Socialism: Male Homosexuality in the GDR," Body Politic, no.