As Germany's secret-police archive shutters, reckoning for its victims continues

The Stasi archives, a repository of surveillance crimes against East German citizens, is moving to Germany's National Archives to ensure its pivotal role endures.

The national emblem of the German Democratic Republic on a belt that once belonged to a member of the Ministry for State Security. The East German ministry was also known as the State Security Service (Staatssicherheitsdienst), often just referred to as the Stasi.

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