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The Grey Men: Perusing The STASI Into The Present

By 1990 the Berlin Wall had fallen and the East German state security service folded. For forty y...

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12.16 21 Jul 2021


The Grey Men: Perusing The STASI Into The Present


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By 1990 the Berlin Wall had fallen and the East German state security service folded.

For forty years, they had amassed more than a billion pages in manila files detailing the lives of their citizens.

Almost a hundred thousand Stasi employees, many of them experienced officers with access to highly personal information, found themselves unemployed overnight. This is the story of what they did next.

Former FBI agent Ralph Hope uses present-day sources and access to Stasi records to track and expose ex-officers working everywhere from the Russian energy sector to the police and even the government department tasked with prosecuting Stasi crimes.

Ralph joined Tom on the show...

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