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Totalitarian Busybodies: The horrors of the Stasi's East Germany, Reason, Jan 2006
Review of Stasiland: True Stories from Behind the Berlin Wall by Anna Funder and After the Wall: Confessions from an East German Childhood and the Life That Came Next by Jana Hensel
"That assessment may misjudge the pressures felt by average East Germans. They did try to rebel in 1953 with a series of violent street protests that two Russian armored divisions quickly crushed. ... Political resistance in East Germany would be dealt with not by the Berlin regime but its Soviet puppet masters ..."
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