Growing concern among Stasi

After the discussion with lieutenant Kulas on 29-May, the Stasi secret service started an exchange of new thoughts on my case.

Little I knew within my prison cell, they started to express concern about my “hostile-negative behavior”.


A lieutenant-colonel Fischer asked his higher-ups whether the original reasons to reject my release to West Germany still needed to be followed.


Apparently the Stasi had decided not to release me to the West because my dad used to work for an important state firm and my brother was in the army.

Obviously my expressed hatred of the regime and my plans to continue to reject it, including public action, did indeed concern them. 

It was certainly a change in dynamics that I knew nothing about while this discussion was kicked off amid Stasi ranks.