Monday, October 29, 2012

Stasi Museum

I was told the secret service museum was hard to find- I suppose that was how it was meant to be, but really it's just a nondescript boring office building amongst other nondescript boring office buildings. I don't know if the other buildings in this block are still used for anything or not, but it was kind of deserted and creepy walking through there.

The Headquarters of the State Security housed the Stasi organization from 1957 to 1989. In 1990 it was taken over by protesters and pretty much ransacked.

Erich Mielke was the man in power during these years and they have left his offices just so. There are a lot of rooms leading to other rooms and somewhere in there was sort of a private suite, you know, when you just want to get away from it all.

And there were a lot of phones. A lot.

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