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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 owerview
Formed8 Februar 1950 (1950-02-08)
Dissolved3 October 1990 (1990-10-03) (end of GDR)
TeepSecret polis, Intelligence agency
HeidquartersEast Berlin, Germany
MottoSchild und Schwert der Partei
(Shield an swuird o the Pairty)
Employees91,015 (1989)[1]
Agency executives

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 January 2012). God's Jury: The Inquisition and the Making of the Modern World. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. ISBN 978-0-618-09156-0. Retrieved 3 January 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.