15 Years Since Storming Of Stasi Headquarters


Employees work among the 5.1 milion data cards, each card... News PhotoArchives,Berlin,Communism,Curtain,Data,Domination,East Germany,Former,Germany,Occupation,People,Police Force,Politics,Privacy,Representing,Security,Stasi,Terrified,Waist Up,WorkingPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2005 Getty ImagesBERLIN - JANUARY 13: Employees work among the 5.1 milion data cards, each card representing one person, in the massive archives of the former Stasi, the secret police of the former East Germany January 13, 2005 in Berlin, Germany. Saturday, January 15, will mark the 15th anniversary of the storming of Stasi headquarters in Berlin by citizens in 1990, when the communist East German regime fell. The Stasi kept detailed records on millions of East Germans in a staggering volume of documents, most of which survive in today's archive. Over 90,000 people still apply evey year to see the files the Stasi kept on them. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)