Chronological Timeline True Stasi Prison Story

Chronological timeline of my story as a political prisoner in East Germany from 1985, imprisoned by the communist regime and the GDR Stasi (MfS) secret service.

April 13, 1985 - Start of an escape story

April 13, 1985 - Leaving forever

April 13, 1985 - The Vietnamese Party

April 14, 1985 - This ends today

April 14, 1985 - The lonely tram ride

April 14, 1985 - The monster that swallows me

April 14, 1985 - Stasi Berlin Normannenstrasse

April 14, 1985 - The heaviest door ever

April 14, 1985 - A measured welcome

April 14, 1985 - Shaky transport

April 14, 1985 - A joke of a man

April 14, 1985 - Who are you

April 14, 1985 - Shine a light

April 15, 1985 - Hungry, or not

April 15, 1985 - Cosy Slippers

April 16, 1985 - The eat threat

April 17, 1985 - Baby Schubert

April 18, 1985 - Shower

April 19, 1985 - Fresh Air

April 20, 1985 - Hunger Strike?

April 21, 1985 - Gruel

April 22, 1985 - Old and Wise

April 23, 1985 - The 3pager

April 24, 1985 - I hate that lamp!

April 25, 1985 - §219

April 26, 1985 - No answers

April 30, 1985 - Reasonable inquiry

May 01, 1985 - Celebrating Red

May 03, 1985 - Dad

May 05, 1985 - Poems

May 06, 1985 - Really?!?

May 09, 1985 - §214, swastikas, hammers, compass and chicken

May 13, 1985 - Trespassing? WTF?

May 14, 1985 - The big fat ugly Stasi makes a mistake?

May 15, 1985 - Robotron and black lists

May 21, 1985 - Summertime

May 22, 1985 - Glass Blocks into the Future

May 25, 1985 - Mailday

May 28, 1985 - Dad is crushed

May 29, 1985 - No §219

May 30, 1985 - Bill of indictment

June 10, 1985 - Tiny letters

June 20, 1985 - Disallowed

June 25, 1985 - The trial is on

June 25, 1985 - 10 minutes

July 01, 1985 - Color

July 04, 1985 - Heysel

July 17, 1985 - Keyhole

July 21, 1985 - Long and dark

July 21, 1985 - Fruits and Vegetables

July 21, 1985 - Killers

July 21, 1985 - Nightmares

July 26, 1985 - Transfer

July 26, 1985 - Gun point

July 26, 1985 - Catacombs

July 26, 1985 - Grotewohl

July 26, 1985 - Just sitting

July 26, 1985 - Nothing

July 26, 1985 - 1240

July 26, 1985 - Conclusions

July 27, 1985 - Forgot my SG

July 27, 1985 - More lard

July 27, 1985 - I won't play!

July 27, 1985 - 17 inches

July 27, 1985 - The gang

July 28, 1985 - Thursdays

July 29, 1985 - Holy smokes

July 30, 1985 - Schengen

July 31, 1985 - Trade for food

August 04, 1985 - Transport and tea

August 05, 1985 - MEWA

August 06, 1985 - Punch

August 07, 1985 - Numbers

August 08, 1985 - Foreman issues

August 10, 1985 - The 11th

August 13, 1985 - R.I.P. Peter

August 14, 1985 - 2'200

August 16, 1985 - Grandpa

August 17, 1985 - 'Bro'

August 18, 1985 - Sharing

August 20, 1985 - The Wall

August 24, 1985 - Chess

August 29, 1985 - Leaving

August 30, 1985 - Out

September 05, 1985 - Old and wise

September 22, 1985 - The pain

September 24, 1985 - Cash

September 25, 1985 - Konrad

September 26, 1985 - Cast

September 28, 1985 - The other block

October 03, 1985 - Bad food

October 13, 1985 - Anniversary

October 20, 1985 - Jena

November 08, 1985 - Everything is great here

November 23, 1985 - That Vogel

December 01, 1985 - Advent

December 17, 1985 - No joke

December 21, 1985 - Kudos to the Christmas shoppers

December 25, 1985 - Potato Salad

December 31, 1985 - Tic toc

January 06, 1986 - Lukullus

January 20, 1986 - Hinges

January 21, 1986 - Scumbag

January 22, 1986 - Cuffed

January 22, 1986 - Don't speak

January 22, 1986 - Felt

January 22, 1986 - Down there

January 22, 1986 - Bang!

January 22, 1986 - Jailed toilet

January 23, 1986 - Dark (a)wakening

January 24, 1986 - Wise sound

January 25, 1986 - The black hole

January 27, 1986 - Empty years

January 28, 1986 - Cell door keys and Bobby Fischer

January 30, 1986 - How many days?

January 31, 1986 - Light!

February 03, 1986 - Human focus

February 13, 1986 - Bribes and unused shirts

March 01, 1986 - Lawyers in East and West

March 15, 1986 - Window to a free world

March 28, 1986 - A year in the making

April 03, 1986 - The fight is back on

April 10, 1986 - The heat is on! The final campaign.

April 13, 1986 - One Year

April 18, 1986 - Lieutenant Kulas - Stasi Gubernator

April 19, 1986 - Decision time or doomsday?

April 22, 1986 - Sick to the bone

May 04, 1986 - Spring leafs

May 11, 1986 - Something way worse to come?

May 20, 1986 - More lies and painful silence

May 27, 1986 - Never ending wait

May 29, 1986 - Waiting for Santa

June 04, 1986 - Tit for tat

June 17, 1986 - Lest we forget - 17-June 1953

June 19, 1986 - Parchment

June 26, 1986 - The very last hug

July 01, 1986 - Willkommen in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland

July 03, 1986 - The wrong door

July 05, 1986 - Chasing the real light

July 17, 1986 - Is this the day?

July 17, 1986 - Out the door

July 17, 1986 - Where to?

July 17, 1986 - Doubt

July 17, 1986 - Another arrival

July 17, 1986 - Exhausting joy

July 18, 1986 - Stupid money

July 21, 1986 - Too excited

July 23, 1986 - An early release

July 23, 1986 - They would

July 23, 1986 - Rolling in disbelieve

July 23, 1986 - One sunflower

July 23, 1986 - In the back of the bus

July 23, 1986 - Fork in the road

July 23, 1986 - Jumping

July 23, 1986 - Hallo guten Morgen Deutschland

July 23, 1986 - Touching fresh grass

July 24, 1986 - Willkommen

August 13, 1986  - 25 years - without me