OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS

The Firm: The Inside Story of the Stasi

ISBN : 9780195392050

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¥7,381
著者: 
Gary Bruce
ページ
264 ページ
フォーマット
Hardcover
サイズ
163 x 238 mm
刊行日
2010年10月
シリーズ
Oxford Oral History Series
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Based on previously classified documents and on interviews with former secret police officers and ordinary citizens, The Firm is the first comprehensive history of East Germany's secret police, the Stasi, at the grassroots level. Focusing on Gransee and Perleberg, two East German districts located north of Berlin, Gary Bruce reveals how the Stasi monitored small-town East Germany. He paints an eminently human portrait of those involved with this repressive arm of the government, featuring interviews with former officers that uncover a wide array of personalities, from devoted ideologues to reluctant opportunists, most of whom talked frankly about East Germany's obsession with surveillance. Their paths after the collapse of Communism are gripping stories of resurrection and despair, of renewal and demise, of remorse and continued adherence to the movement. The book also sheds much light on the role of the informant, the Stasi's most important tool in these out-of-the-way areas. Providing on-the-ground empirical evidence of how the Stasi operated on a day-to-day basis with ordinary people, this remarkable volume offers an unparalleled picture of life in a totalitarian state.

目次: 

Introduction
1. In the Service of the Firm: Full-Time Stasi Employees
2. The Candidate: Stasi Informants
3. In the Line of Sight: Stasi Operations Against Residents of Districts Gransee and Perleberg
4. The Stasi in Everyday Life
5. The Downfall
Conclusion

著者について: 

Gary Bruce is Associate Professor of History at the University of Waterloo and author of Resistance with the People: Repression and Resistance in Eastern Germany, 1945-1955.

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