Lives of Others

 Posted by on 17 June 2008 at 7:16 pm  Communism, Film
Jun 172008

Some time ago, I recommended the movie Lives of Others. It’s a beautiful, heart-wrenching movie about life in East Germany under the watchful eye of the Stasi secret police.

The movie was so good that I thought I’d recommend it again, along with this interesting Wired article from a few months ago on the attempt to reconstruct the Stasi records, so that East Germans can learn exactly what their government recorded about their lives.

I never read anything about East Germany in my obsessive readings on communism a few years ago, but I’d like to do so, preferably a personal narrative of some kind. Any recommendations?

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