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Archive in Lichtenberg : Just under 43,000-Time insight into Stasi files requested

Nearly 30 years after the fall of the wall authority of the Stasi-documents-tens of thousands of requests for personal inspection in the files of the East German state security. In this year were made up to the end of November, around 42.700 of such applications, said the Federal Commissioner for the Stasi documents, Roland Jahn. Throughout the last year, there were nearly 49,000 per year. According to information from the authority will no longer be made in December, according to experience, very many applications. The Figures for the entire year of 2018 and is not expected to increase significantly.

Although the Numbers in the long term return, the interest is much higher than in the 90s expected. Since the Existence of the authority, around 3.2 million has been requested to look in documents put on the Stasi secretly and people unlawful over people.

Jahn: "The archive will be permanently available"

In the first half of 2019, he will submit to the Bundestag a common concept of the Stasi documents authority and the Federal archive to the Transfer of the Stasi documents in the Federal archives, said Jahn. The core point is the archive to keep the legacy of the East German secret police. "The archive will be permanently available, the Service for the citizens is not restricted", stressed Jahn. "There is nothing to be poor. We want to combine the competence and technology.“ The archive of the Stasi-papers will be under the umbrella of the Federal archives independently visible. In every East German state, there should be an archive location.

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protect A Commission of experts had recommended that the transfer of the Stasi files to 2021 to the Federal archive, a Foundation set up and the former Stasi Headquarters in Berlin-Lichtenberg at the "place of enlightenment about dictatorship and resistance." But victims ' associations feared a resolution of the authority. The Federal Commissioner was instructed to work jointly with the Federal archive proposals. About changes in the German Bundestag must decide. (dpa)

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