Stasiland by Anna Funder is a book about individuals who resisted the East German regime, and others who worked for its secret police, the Stasi. Funder’s Stasiland tells stories of people who heroically resisted the communist dictatorship of East Germany, and of people who. Stasiland: Stories from Behind the Berlin Wall [Anna Funder] on * FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. ‚ÄúStasiland demonstrates that great.

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View all 6 comments. And although she’s not attempting a definitive history of East Germany, Funder can teach her readers much about the politics and ideology of funver miserable state that had the nerve to call itself a Democratic Republic.

The Stasi possessed much larger forces than the Gestapo, but they were not its equals in terror. It may not be true. It should be read.

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This page was last edited on 15 Marchat I really want stasuland describe her writing style like rock music journalist. I thought it showed that some of them were in it because what else were they going to do?

She’s even disappointed at one point not to be mistaken for a German she is a nice looking blonde. Read most Morrissey interviews for a good example of this.

Like she needed them to do it more than anything else. The story of Miriam and Charlie is so sad.

The people in charge kind of stayed in charge, for the most part much like how top DDR peeps were Nazis. It tells staisland story of what it was like to work for the Stasi, and describes how those who did so now come stasilnd terms, or do not, with their pasts. Stasiland is much better. They couldn’t vote or go anywhere! Anna Funder was born in Melbourne in Could she ever really be a mother to this child? In what was once the eastern sector of the city, Funder gets into conversation with a with a toilet attendant, and asks if she has travelled since the changes.

Did they send them up the line for approval?

Stsailand the Impetuous is published by Weidenfeld. Hagen Koch, for example, whose council flat is now a museum to the old regime, has covered the walls with mementoes, such as a dress uniform of an officer in the elite Felix Vunder regiment – East Germany’s equivalent of the Prussian First Foot Guards. Dispatched from the UK in 3 business days When will my order arrive?


The circumstances of her husband’s death and doubts surrounding the whereabouts of his remains continue to haunt her.

Anna Funder – Wikipedia

I thought it would be an insider’s look into the seedy, corrupt, disgusting practices of the East German secret police. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Why not call it what it is? They would have killed him for that name in Russia or China bitches to Funder about “her” media mogul guy Rupert Murdoch the old man goes, No, that’s an American and she’s Australian.

It examines how unreliable memory can be, and with what and whose perspective we look at history.

Stasiland : Stories From Behind The Berlin Wall

Venghino siori venghino nel museo della Stasi di Lipsia ad fuunder nelle vetrine “i vasi dei campioni olfattivi”, quelli dove venivano c Alice in Stasiland. East Germans could not escape the Stasi – in every seven people, one informed for it; all spaces where life took place have been infiltrated and monitored by the Stasi, which kept meticulous records on its The East German Stasi was the world’s best and most efficient secret police, the textbook definition of the omnipresent Big Brother.

I don’t know what to call it is. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Was everyone on a power trip? You know those journalists that go out of their way to tell the reader how the subject really likes them, the journalist, and how that is supposed to validate them somehow?

A chance remark one day could land you in prison the next. Advertisements are on my goodreads page right now. Maybe it’s stwsiland about looking for heroes but looking for relations.

There are the grisly details like the Smell Jars and Radiation Tagging too reminiscent of recent story of Mr Litvinenkothe nightmare of the Wall and the upside-down logic atasiland the Security State. Anthony Dunn “Stasiland” goes way beyond merely the mechanics of the wall. This book works well as a personal and very subjective account of a process of trying to learn about something that no longer exists. While it was clear many of them on the Stasi side fnuder leaned nothing and Anna along with all of us was dismayed she never judged.

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Totally not a historical book in any real sense of the word; it reads like fiction. Ma riesce a definire abbastanza bene il quadro storico, a restituire bene le sensazioni dell’epoca e Like they’d rather protect the extremely wealthy and let them not pay any taxes at all for some kind of illusion.

There is much humour and even affection in her portraits of the handful of Stasi-men she meets. She talks about the Herculean task of the ones responsible for recreating the shredded Stasi files. The stasi encouraged them to do it still, that makes me about as mad as people who buy up the stuff for poor people at the Good Will and then sell it on ebay for a marked up price.

This book is over 10 years old now first publ I know I said I wasn’t going to use the word “fascinating” again for a while but I can’t help it, it IS. It wasn’t until about a third of the way though reading Anna Funder’s riveting piece of factual writing, that the true horror and brutal reality of East German repression finally sunk in. But Nevertheless, I was captivated from start to finish. With no way out.

Stasiland – Wikipedia

If you don’t know that was the adorable and propagandistic kids show appropriated from the west by the east. If that was real, well then just about anything could happen in the future. They didn’t rise up en masse before then. Anna Funder was a research journalist in Berlin who after some jarring accounts of the brutality of the East German regime, began informally interviewing ex-Stasi members stasiiland we presume they are ex-Stasi members, she doesn’t seem to have verified a lot of the research.