The true story of and by a political prisoner in East Germany from 1985, imprisoned by the communist regime and the GDR Stasi (MfS) secret service

Thank you for your interest in my story as a political prisoner in East Germany (from 1985).

I was imprisoned by the communist GDR (German 'Democratic' Republic) regime and their Stasi (MfS - Ministerium für Staatssicherheit) secret service because, as a 20 year old, I tried to find my own way of life.

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The story is written like a timelined blog, so the first entrance - the start of the story - sits all the way at the bottom of the blog and you can use the 'Newer' / 'Older' command to follow the story.

If you want to start the story from day one and walk towards today in chronological order, start here.

One more trail explains the backgrounds that only came to my attention after I studied my Stasi files many years after the ordeal; and another trail tells the story of the beginning of a new life.

I recorded this story as personal Facebook Life Events exactly 30 years after everything happened and my friends convinced me to create this dedicated website so this history witness document will survive the times and is independent from any development at third party platforms.

To keep the site going I would like to ask a small donation if you believe that it has its value in the vast online universe.

→ Start the record on day one here →

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Many thanks. Jens