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Watch Former Stasi Agents Defend Their Deeds

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Uploaded on Sep 4, 2007

Stasiland (2006): Everyone knows about the Nazi camps of Auschwitz and Dachau. But few are aware of the systemic oppression that went on under the Stasi. Now some ex-Stasi agents are trying to re-write history.

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"I won't apologise for anything. I can only apologise for not having worked more efficiently", states former Stasi spy Peter Wolter. He maintains that the thousands of people tortured and imprisoned were; "quite rightly punished". Along with other ex-agents, Wolter is campaigning to have a museum documenting the suffering of prisoners in Stasi prisons closed. As Anna Funder, author of 'Stasiland' states; "these were people writing doctoral theses on how to destroy a soul". Now thousands of ordinary Germans who had their lives destroyed by the Stasi fear their suffering will be negated.

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