Guided tour of the Stasi archive
In 1988, 19-year-old Sylke Glaser wanted to voice her criticism of the political situation in the GDR. She distributed homemade leaflets and wrote anonymous letters to party and state functionaries. The Stasi arrested and interrogated her. Sylke Glaser was finally sentenced to 15 months imprisonment for "multiple acts of public humiliation".
Thousands of similar fates can be found in the Rostock Stasi Records Archive. They form the records of the former Stasi district administration in Rostock. On a tour of the archive, you will learn details about the working methods of the GDR secret police and the regional characteristics of the Rostock Stasi files. They document how thousands of people, as well as the maritime economy, were monitored and how escapes across the sea border were to be prevented.
Admission is free.