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Stasiland : stories from behind the Berlin Wall

By: Funder, Anna

1847083358 / 9781847083357
Paperback
363.2'83'0943155
01/09/2011
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England
20 cm 288 p. : maps
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Reprint. Originally published: 2003.

In 1989, the Berlin Wall fell; shortly afterwards the two Germanies reunited, and East Germany ceased to exist.

In Stasiland, winner of the 2004 Samuel Johnson Prize, Anna Funder tells extraordinary tales from the underbelly of the former East Germany, a country where the headquarters of the secret police can become a museum literally overnight, and one in fifty East Germans were informing on their countrymen and women.

She meets Miriam, who as a sixteen-year-old might have started the Third World War, visits the man who painted the line which became the Berlin Wall and gets drunk with the legendary 'Mik Jegger' of the East, who the authorities once declared - to his face - to 'no longer exist'.

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1DFGE East Germany, DDR, 3JJP c 1945 to c 2000 (Post-war period), HBJD European history, HBLW3 Postwar 20th century history, from c 1945 to c 2000, HBTB Social & cultural history

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