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Open-air films at the "Stasi Headquarters. Campus for Democracy"

This documentary about a special German-German encounter recalls the secret concert of the Düsseldorf punk band "Die Toten Hosen" in the Erlöserkirche in East Berlin, in the early 1980s. Together with the GDR punks from "Planlos," they wanted to make a statement against the system separating Germany with a wall. 40 years later, band members, fans and music managers - and also a former Stasi employee who was on the lookout for punks - recall the event.

Campus Kino in der ehemaligen Stasi-Zentrale
Campus Kino in der ehemaligen Stasi-Zentrale © BStU, Alexander Kenzia

In conversation: Mark Reeder (British musician and producer, brought the Hosen
to East Berlin and reports from his Stasi file); Moderation: Jens Schöne (Deputy Berlin Commissioner for Reappraisal)


  • 4:00 p.m. Children's film program and workshops by the MACHmit! museum
  • 6:00 p.m. Guided tour of the Archive of the GDR Opposition: "Punk in the GDR
  • 6.00 p.m. Guided tour of the archive: "Stasi and Youth
Registration for the tours is required:

The Campus Forum takes place in cooperation with the Robert Havemann Society and the Berlin Commissioner for the Reappraisal of the SED Dictatorship.

(Program in German)
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Ehem. Stasi-Zentrale