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Meenistry for State Security
Ministerium für Staatssicherheit (MfS)
Emblem Stasi.svg
Seal of the Ministry of State Security of the GDR
Agency overview
Furmed 8 Februar 1950 (1950-02-08)
Dissolved 3 October 1990 (1990-10-03) (end of GDR)
Heidquarters East Berlin, Germany
Motto Schild und Schwert der Partei
(Shield an swuird o the Pairty)
Employees 91,015 (1989)[1]
Agency executives Wilhelm Zaisser (1950–1953)
Ernst Wollweber (1953–1957)
Erich Mielke (1957–1989)
Wolfgang Schwanitz (1989–1990)

The Meenistry for State Security (German: Ministerium für Staatssicherheit, MfS), commonly kent as the Stasi (IPA: [ˈʃtaːziː]) (abbreviation German: Staatssicherheit, leeterally State Security), an aa State Security Service (German Staatssicherheitsdienst, SSD), wis the offeecial state security service o the German Democratic Republic (GDR) (Deutsche Demokratische Republik, DDR), colloquially kent as East Germany. It haes been describit as ane o the maist effective an repressive intelligence an secret polis agencies tae hae ever exeestit.[2][3][4][5][6][7]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Murphy, Cullen (17 Januar 2012). God's Jury: The Inquisition and the Making of the Modern World. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. ISBN 978-0-618-09156-0. Retrieved 3 Januar 2014. 
  2. Chambers, Madeline,No remorse from Stasi as Berlin marks fall of Wall, Reuters, 4 Nov 2009.
  3. Angela Merkel 'turned down' job from Stasi, The Daily Telegraph, 14 November 2012.
  4. Connolly, Kate,'Puzzlers' reassemble shredded Stasi files, bit by bit, The Los Angeles Times, 1 November 2009.
  5. Calio, Jim, The Stasi Prison Ghosts, The Huffington Post, 18 November 2009.
  6. Rosenberg, Steve, Computers to solve Stasi puzzle, BBC, 25 May 2007.
  7. New Study Finds More Stasi Spooks, Der Spiegel, 11 March 2008.