Stasi Museum

Stasi Museum

GDR history where it happened

– © Stasimuseum Berlin, John Steer
Schreibtisch des DDR-Ministers für Staatssicherheit Erich Mielke in seinem original erhaltenen Büro des heutigen Stasi-Museums / Desk of Secret Policy minister of the GDR Erich Mielke in his former office – © Foto: BStU/Popa

On January 15, 1990, thousands of people stormed the heretofore hermetically sealed premises of the Stasi Centre in Berlin-Lichtenberg, which the former government wanted to continue operating as “Office for National Security”: the “storming of the Normannenstrasse” had begun.

The Ministry for State Security of the German Democratic Republic fell apart within a very short time. This meant that Stasi files, whose contents were and still are greatly important in dealing with the history of the GDR, were now freely accessible. Today, the building is open to the public as Research and Documentation Centre Ruschestraße 103. Photos, documents and equipment used in the surveillance of GDR citizens can be inspected, as can the office of Stasi boss Erich Mielke.

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Ruschestraße 103
10365 Berlin Lichtenberg
Tel.: 030 – 553 685 4

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