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Stasi

Interactive historical tours of Berlin are all the rage right now. From the grim reality of Stasi oppression to the sound of cicadas in Pergamon , technology is overlaying the past with the present. Read more

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In the German papers this week: Vexing and perplexing news stories from Berlin and beyond... Read more

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INTERVIEW! Leander Haußmann on his upcoming “loud and farcical” Stasi-centric piece at the Volksbühne. Catch it Dec 14, 15 and 21 at 19:30. Read more

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In the German papers this week: Vexing and perplexing news stories from Berlin and beyond... Read more

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Everybody has an opinion about Andrej Holm, but it depends a lot on what you thought about the capitalist orgy of Berlin's housing situation before. Read more

Opinion

In case you missed it! From hefty stories about the NSA, Nazis and religious radicals to hot topics like GEMA, sexism in the tech industry and animal love to killer profiles of fascinating personalities, last year had no shortage of scoops. Read more

Features

Keeping up with our focus on big-brotherdom, this month’s special-edition EXBlicks at Lichtblick Kino (Thu, Sep 25, 8:30pm) features a unique programme of Stasi vault films and a very special chat with Stasi Memorial director Hubertus Knabe. Read more

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INTERVIEW. Head of the Stasi prison memorial Hubertus Knabe knows a thing or two about state surveillance. He’s suing the NSA for spying on Germans. Catch him at Lichtblick Kino on Sep 25, 8:30pm for a special screening featuring rare Stasi films. Read more

Interviews & Portraits

Visitors on a tour of the former Stasi prison might be lucky enough to come across Vera Lengsfeld, whose life story is so compelling that Hollywood snapped up the movie rights. Read more

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