The Stasi Jigsaw Puzzle

Sep 14, 2012, 12:18 PM

It's more than two decades since the end of Communism in East Germany and its feared secret police, the Stasi. However, the Stasi left behind a huge archive of surveillance - including material which they attempted to destroy as the Berlin Wall fell. Chris Bowlby discovers how archivists are using new technology to piece together shredded files, solve the Stasi paper jigsaw puzzle, and recover the extraordinary stories of life under the Stasi. Listen to the whole programme here -