'The Stasi: Anatomy of an Investigation' with Dr. Richard Millington

'The Stasi: Anatomy of an Investigation'. We chat with Dr. Richard Millington as he breaks down  a fascinating Stasi investigation in detail.

On 17 June 1988, a letter was sent to East German dictator Erich Honecker demanding his resignation and stating all that was wrong with the country. The Stasi reacted fiercely in an attempt to find the author of this letter. How did the Stasi go about it? Were they ever caught?

 

Links:

Cold War Conversations Podcast

Richard Millington's DDR twitter account

 

Featured images/video: 

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A translated version of the letter.

Typewriter analysis.

Stasi training video: clandestine apartment search.

Ross Barnwell