Monthly Archives: March 2017

The Weird Side of the Stasi

The Stasi wasn’t fun and games certainly, but they did have an amusing side to their methods! One amusing thing was their disguises. They had informants and spied on everyone, but their disguises were a bit lacking… Yeah… No one … Continue reading

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The Lives of Others: The Stasi

In the German made film “The Lives of Others“, the powerful (and creepy!) role of the State Security, the┬áMinisterium f├╝r Staatssicherheit, or better known as the Stasi, is highlighted in great detail. They were like the gestapo of the Nazi … Continue reading

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“Swing Heil!” How German Teenagers Defied the Nazi Party

A very amusing factoid I just learned of is that in addition to many of the more serious anti-Nazi movements, such as the White Rose, for example, there was one called the “Swingjugend”or Swing Kids. They were mostly made up … Continue reading

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