Stasi State Security

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To control the East German population and prevent a counter-revolution, the DDR government established a national security force called the Stasi.

The Stasi building, situated on Karl Marx Allee, was the location where secret records on individuals were maintained.  It was called the "Haus der Statistik".

Stasi East German Security
Stasi State Security, East Berlin

In December 1991, the German government enacted legislation to permit citizens to access their records.  For more information, please visit

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