The Stasi Records Archive started its work with the day of German Unification on October 3, 1990. Since then, it makes 40 years of documentation of the work of the former East German secret police Stasi (Ministry for State Security) available for Transitional Justice issues.

Hear Dagmar talk about the political and social context of building the Stasi Records Archive and about the role the state archive played in dealing with the legacies of the Stasi and how it envisions its purpose.


  • The Stasi Records Archive
  • State as actor to keep memory alive
  • Naming names as a major part of the process
  • Looking at transition to a permanent archive
  • What can other archives learn from the Stasi Records Archive?