One victim's memory of East Germany's feared Stasi prison

One victim's memory of East Germany's feared Stasi prison

Berlin-Hohenschönhausen was the prison used by the infamous Stasi, East Germany's secret police service. Mario Röllig was held in the secret torture centre for three months in 1987 after being caught trying to escape to the West. Though the experience was traumatic, he still returns to the jail to teach the next generation of Berliners about life behind the Iron Curtain.Duration: 02:08

Germany: Merkel takes aim at ‘left-wing radicalism’ on Stasi prison tour

Germany: Merkel takes aim at ‘left-wing radicalism’ on Stasi prison tour

German Chancellor Angela Merkel paid a visit to Berlin-Hohenschonhausen Memorial, a museum at the site of the main political prison of the former East German Communist Ministry of State Security, the Stasi, Friday. Merkel was joined by the director of the memorial Hubertus Knabe and German Minister of Culture Monika Gruetters on her tour. The chancellor inspected the cells of the former prison complex and paid her respects at a memorial for the prisoners held at the site. SOT Angela Merkel, German Chancellor: "Especially today a few days before August 13th, the anniversary of the construction of the Berlin Wall in 1961, it is even more important to me to visit this memorial. It seems like it was a long time ago but it cautions us to also fight for freedom and democracy today, and therefore I’m happy that work is being done to combat left-wing radicalism here at this memorial site, because there are manifestations today that we can't negate but rather have to fight, and I think this place is a better reminder than many others that this can be done very authentically. Thank you very much." Video ID: 20170811 008 Video on Demand: http://www.ruptly.tv Contact: cd@ruptly.tv Twitter: http://twitter.com/Ruptly Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Ruptly

Germany: Russian tour guide leads public through former Stasi prison

Germany: Russian tour guide leads public through former Stasi prison

The doors to the Gedenkstaette Berlin-Hohenschoenhausen, a former German Democratic Republic prison located in Lichtenberg, were opened to Russian speaking visitors on Wednesday, who were given a tour by a former Russian inmate. The prison is notorious for its use by the East German Communist Ministry of State Security, commonly known as the ‘Stasi.’ SOT, Guide (Russian): "I think there are two sides. The first one is a historical side, which the tour aims to explain and show, of the memorial here in Berlin-Hohenschoenhausen, and the second side is a psychological side which is related to my own experiences as a former inmate of the East German Communist Ministry of State Security [Stasi]." Video ID: 20160929-039 Video on Demand: http://www.ruptly.tv Contact: cd@ruptly.tv Twitter: http://twitter.com/Ruptly Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Ruptly

A Stasi’s Story: Former E.German Security Agent Visits Russia to See Progress With His Own Eyes

A Stasi’s Story: Former E.German Security Agent Visits Russia to See Progress With His Own Eyes

Subscribe to Vesti News https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCa8MaD6gQscto_Nq1i49iew?sub_confirmation=1 Sports has united the whole planet lately. At the World Cup, there are people who are thrilled to be in our country for the first time, along with those who have Russian history interwoven with the family one. a fan from Germany has a lot to compare with and who is sure there won't be peace on earth without Russia.

Revisiting a dreaded Stasi prison in Berlin | DW English

Revisiting a dreaded Stasi prison in Berlin | DW English

Thousands were detained, interrogated and sometimes tortured in Hohenschönhausen prison, which was first run by the Soviets and then by East Germany's secret police. A former inmate gives visitors a personal tour of the prison. For more on this topic, go to: http://p.dw.com/p/1DS4t

Germany: Former Stasi HQ turned into refugee shelter

Germany: Former Stasi HQ turned into refugee shelter

Refugees congregated outside their new temporary home; the former headquarters of East Germany's State Security Ministry - the Stasi, in east Berlin, Monday. Video ID: 20151123-038 Video on Demand: http://www.ruptly.tv Contact: cd@ruptly.tv Twitter: http://twitter.com/Ruptly Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Ruptly LiveLeak: http://www.liveleak.com/c/Ruptly Vine: https://vine.co/Ruptly Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/Ruptly YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/RuptlyTV DailyMotion: http://www.dailymotion.com/ruptly

Germany: Survive the apocalypse by renting this Stasi bunker... for just €2,000!

Germany: Survive the apocalypse by renting this Stasi bunker... for just €2,000!

The footage shows a bunker up for rent which was built for the GDR Ministry for State Security (Stasi) in the late 1980s in a small municipality of Gosen-Neu Zittau on the outskirts of Berlin, Thursday. The former 1,000sq metre nuclear shelter was put on the market around six months ago and has already received serious interest. The bunker costs €2,000 per month ($2250) with additional utility costs of €1,000 ($1125). Video ID: 20151008-050 Video on Demand: http://www.ruptly.tv Contact: cd@ruptly.tv Twitter: http://twitter.com/Ruptly Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Ruptly LiveLeak: http://www.liveleak.com/c/Ruptly Vine: https://vine.co/Ruptly Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/Ruptly YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/RuptlyTV DailyMotion: http://www.dailymotion.com/ruptly

Roland Jahn, Federal Commissioner for the Stasi Archives | Journal Interview

Roland Jahn, Federal Commissioner for the Stasi Archives | Journal Interview

The Berlin Wall went up 50 years ago. Roland Jahn lived in both East and West Germany, and now he's in charge of the archives of the Stasi, the notorious East German secret police. He tells us what we can learn from them.

Sexpionage (Cold War Spy Documentary) | Timeline

Sexpionage (Cold War Spy Documentary) | Timeline

Check out our new website for more incredible history documentaries: HD and ad-free. http://bit.ly/2O6zUsK Sexpionage tells the stories of two women who were seduced by secret agents working for the East German intelligence service, the Stasi. At the height of the Cold War the Stasi would regularly despatch their agents to the West German capital, Bonn, armed with the task of forming long term relationships with single women working at embassies or government ministries. These women were unwittingly tapped for top secret information which was then passed on to the East. Both Gabriele Kliem and Margaret Hike had no idea that their lovers were spies until both women were arrested for treason. This film tells the story of the years they spent with their secret agent lovers and explores the feelings they are left with after the most significant relationships of their lives were revealed to be a sham. Content licensed from DRG. Produced by Agenda.

🇩🇪 Germany: A project to digitise Stasi files abandoned

🇩🇪 Germany: A project to digitise Stasi files abandoned

A multi-million dollar project meant to digitise files of East Germany's secret police, has been abandoned. Millions of documents amassed by the Stasi were shredded soon after the fall of the Berlin Wall. Historians are restoring some of them by putting millions of bits of torn papers together. But the scanning hardware being used to digitise the old documents is not sophisticated enough. Al Jazeera's David Chater reports from Eastern Berlin, Germany. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/

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