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01Miriam Speaks Out2003060920191104 (BBC7)
20191105 (BBC7)

The tale of Miriam Weber and her husband’s incarceration under the Stasi.

Real-life stories of both the East Germans who resisted the state and those who worked for the apparatus that spied on them. Once the Berlin Wall came down in November 1989, those who worked for the Stasi had to come to terms – or not – with their pasts.

While working in Berlin, Australian Anna Funder became curious about the stories of those who'd lived under the watchful eye of the Stasi, and of the stories of the Stasi men themselves.

In a series of meetings, she pieces together what life was like then and how they are coping with the aftermath.

Read by Anna Chancellor.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2003.

True recollections about life within and under the East German Stasi.

Anna Funder's tales of the impact of the Stasi, East Germany's ministry of state security.

02An Empty Coffin2003061020191105 (BBC7)
20191106 (BBC7)

Miriam Weber continues her story of brutal Stasi incarceration.

Real-life stories of both the East Germans who resisted the state and those who worked for the apparatus that spied on them. Once the Berlin Wall came down in November 1989, those who worked for the Stasi had to come to terms – or not – with their pasts.

While working in Berlin, Australian Anna Funder became curious about the stories of those who'd lived under the watchful eye of the Stasi, and of the stories of the Stasi men themselves.

In a series of meetings, she pieces together what life was like then and how they are coping with the aftermath.

Read by Anna Chancellor.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2003.

True recollections about life within and under the East German Stasi.

Anna Funder's tales of the impact of the Stasi, East Germany's ministry of state security.

03Seeking Former Stasi Officers2003061120191106 (BBC7)
20191107 (BBC7)

Anna Funder opts to trace people who worked for the Stasi.

Real-life stories of both the East Germans who resisted the state and those who worked for the apparatus that spied on them. Once the Berlin Wall came down in November 1989, those who worked for the Stasi had to come to terms – or not – with their pasts.

While working in Berlin, Australian Anna Funder became curious about the stories of those who'd lived under the watchful eye of the Stasi, and of the stories of the Stasi men themselves.

In a series of meetings, she pieces together what life was like then and how they are coping with the aftermath.

Read by Anna Chancellor.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2003.

True recollections about life within and under the East German Stasi.

Anna Funder's tales of the impact of the Stasi, East Germany's ministry of state security.

04Socialist Man2003061220191107 (BBC7)
20191108 (BBC7)

Hagen Koch recalls his battles when working for the Stasi.

Real-life stories of both the East Germans who resisted the state and those who worked for the apparatus that spied on them. Once the Berlin Wall came down in November 1989, those who worked for the Stasi had to come to terms – or not – with their pasts.

While working in Berlin, Australian Anna Funder became curious about the stories of those who'd lived under the watchful eye of the Stasi, and of the stories of the Stasi men themselves.

In a series of meetings, she pieces together what life was like then and how they are coping with the aftermath.

Read by Anna Chancellor.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2003.

True recollections about life within and under the East German Stasi.

Anna Funder's tales of the impact of the Stasi, East Germany's ministry of state security.

05The Puzzle Women2003061320191108 (BBC7)
20191109 (BBC7)

How Stasi Lieutenant-Colonel Gunter Bohnsack was ostracised after the Berlin Wall came down.

Real-life stories of both the East Germans who resisted the state and those who worked for the apparatus that spied on them. Once the Berlin Wall came down in November 1989, those who worked for the Stasi had to come to terms – or not – with their pasts.

While working in Berlin, Australian Anna Funder became curious about the stories of those who'd lived under the watchful eye of the Stasi, and of the stories of the Stasi men themselves.

In a series of meetings, she pieces together what life was like then and how they are coping with the aftermath.

Concluded by Anna Chancellor.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2003.

True recollections about life within and under the East German Stasi.

Anna Funder's tales of the impact of the Stasi, East Germany's ministry of state security.