(Stasi The Untold Story of the East German Secret Police) [PDF KINDLE] º John O. Koehler


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  • Stasi The Untold Story of the East German Secret Police
  • John O. Koehler
  • English
  • 10 January 2019
  • 9780813334097

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review Stasi The Untold Story of the East German Secret Police Õ eBook or Kindle ePUB S made available only to the author and extensive interviews with victims of political oppression former Stasi officers and West German government officials Drawing from these sources Koehler recounts tales that rival the most outlandish Hollywood spy thriller and at the same time offers the definitive contribution to our understanding of this still largely unwritten aspect of the history of the Cold War and modern Germany. Very interesting in depth history of one of the world s most feared Secret Police organisations East Germany during the Cold War a story of absolute control over citizens Ruling by fear and isolationUltimately the Stasi where driven by Paranoia so much so they even feared their ownJohn O Koehler has written a fascinating book about how the Ministerium f r Staatssicherheit MfS or better known by us in the West as the Stasi came to exist and tells an unnerving story of what the Stasi didMy father was in the British Army and he was posted to Paderborn in West Germany between 1978 1989 We didn t often travel to East Germany DDRGDR as it was officially called Checkpoints at borders between areas towns or at points on roads were abundant as soon as you crossed in to East Berlin Paperstravel documents were reuested by guards who swept through trains often unannounced Oft when you think of Secret Police you think Russian KGB as the largest and most feared in Eastern Bloc But when you look at the number of people involved in Stasi control they dwarfed even themThe Communist East German authorities feared most the Exodus of skilled people to the Western world Which caused them to create draconian measures to keep people from leaving like the Berlin Wall arrests disappearances and Murder where commonFor me living in the West and arguably the frontline of Cold War Europe crossing in to the DDR was like crossing not just into a different country but into a much earlier era East Berlin dilapidated and in places still exhibiting bomb damaged buildings up to 1950 60 concrete Soviet style architecture then look back and see industries Mercedes logos clean fast modern services You d be forgiven for thinking this was a long forgotten time where in reality 2020 marks 30 years of German reunificationBetween the pages of John O Koehler Stasi The Untold History Of The East German Secret Police he has captured the time perfectly writing an absorbing and often chilling account of what life was like living under Stasi controlIt s worth noting that while this book does touch on day to day lives of its people the book is mostly focussed on the internal working of the Stasi Espionage and Counterintelligence If you are interested in what daily life was like under Stasi control may I recommend Stasiland by Anna Funder The Rapids of a Great River recounts tales that Tracking Globalization rival the most outlandish Hollywood spy thriller and at the same time offers the definitive contribution to our understanding of this still largely unwritten aspect of the history of the Cold War and modern Germany. 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review Stasi The Untold Story of the East German Secret Police Õ eBook or Kindle ePUB In this gripping narrative John Koehler details the widespread activities of East Germany's Ministry for State Security or “Stasi” The Stasi which infiltrated every walk of East German life suppressed political opposition and caused the imprisonment of hundreds of thousands of citizens proved to be one of the most powerful secret police and espionage services in the world Koehler methodically reviews the Stasi's activi. A many sided approach to the history of the secret police in East Germany What bugged me was the hopping forth and back in time Also the style of writing is uite dry With suspenseful ingredients at hand the book could have been entertaining

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review Stasi The Untold Story of the East German Secret Police Õ eBook or Kindle ePUB Ties within East Germany and overseas including its programs for internal repression international espionage terrorism and terrorist training art theft and special operations in Latin America and AfricaKoehler was both Berlin bureau chief of the Associated Press during the height of the Cold War and a US Army Intelligence officer His insider's account is based on primary sources such as US intelligence files Stasi document. Reading this felt like chewing shoe leather tough and dry I uickly began skimming only the first and last sentences of each paragraph Endless facts no shape no forward motion no story


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    (Stasi The Untold Story of the East German Secret Police) [PDF KINDLE] º John O. Koehler The East German Ministry for State Security Ministerium für Staatssicherheit commonly refered to as the Stasi

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    John O. Koehler ✓ 3 characters summary ð eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ John O. Koehler free read Stasi The Untold Story of the East German Secret Police A meticulous look into the history politics and organization of the Deutsche Demokratische Republik and the Ministerium für Staatssicherheit Stasi who employed some 100000 officials to serve as a secret police f

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    summary ð eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ John O. Koehler John O. Koehler ✓ 3 characters (Stasi The Untold Story of the East German Secret Police) [PDF KINDLE] º John O. Koehler A many sided approach to the history of the secret police in East Germany What bugged me was the hopping forth a

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    (Stasi The Untold Story of the East German Secret Police) [PDF KINDLE] º John O. Koehler I found this very easy to read and understand In two phases I consumed it and through both I enjoyed it immensely That said I'm a bit of an wannabe aficionado of East German police ephemera and Stasi history Also there's something tragic and fascinating to me about the lives of regular East Germans Their only life raft was character I can thi

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    (Stasi The Untold Story of the East German Secret Police) [PDF KINDLE] º John O. Koehler The book provides good insight on the most intriguing and curious secret services of all time Domestic and international ops are covered in detail Each chapter can be shot as a spy movie

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    (Stasi The Untold Story of the East German Secret Police) [PDF KINDLE] º John O. Koehler Reading this felt like chewing shoe leather tough and dry I uickly began skimming only the first and last sentences of each paragraph Endless facts no shape no forward motion no story

  7. says: (Stasi The Untold Story of the East German Secret Police) [PDF KINDLE] º John O. Koehler

    (Stasi The Untold Story of the East German Secret Police) [PDF KINDLE] º John O. Koehler Very interesting in depth history of one of the world's most feared Secret Police organisations East Germany during the Cold War a story of absolute control over citizens Ruling by fear and isolationUltimately th

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    (Stasi The Untold Story of the East German Secret Police) [PDF KINDLE] º John O. Koehler After a few pages Koehler is readable but simply does not get it He is a reporter and acts as one which is a major plus as

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    (Stasi The Untold Story of the East German Secret Police) [PDF KINDLE] º John O. Koehler summary ð eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ John O. Koehler John O. Koehler ✓ 3 characters It's a very dry book that chronicles the history of the organization and its major figures and many of the crimes they committed The book was written nearly 10 years after the fall of the DDR so there may well be information that has come out but the story it tells is pretty complete The Stasi certainly lacked

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    (Stasi The Untold Story of the East German Secret Police) [PDF KINDLE] º John O. Koehler John O. Koehler ✓ 3 characters Lulls in the middle but last few chapters were excellent

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