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Stasi Museum

Explore the Stasi Museum on your university or college trip to Berlin.

The Stasi were the East German secret service, considered the 'shield and sword' of the ruling communist SED party for nearly 40 years, serving to wage war on the opponents of the state.

The museum gives students a fascinating insight into the apparatus of control of the Communist Government of East Germany, including their permanent exhibition 'State Security in the SED Dictatorship'.

The exhibition provides information about the development, function and methods of state security through three exhibitions, showcasing many objects that have never been shown before. 

Upon request, special lectures may be organised where specialists explain a range of topics regarding life under single party rule. These include suppression and resistance in the GDR, the moral courage of those who brought about the dissolution of the Stasi in 1990 and political justice in the former East Germany.