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Dollop made from Stasi files
Leipzig, East Germany, 1989
Bürgerkomitee Leipzig e.V., Träger der Gedenkstätte Museum in der Runden Ecke mit dem Museum im Stasi-Bunker, Leipzig, Germany

The opening up of former secret files and archives in post-communist countries was vital in enabling people to come to terms with the communist past. The true extent of state spying and repression came flooding out.