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This review is from: Stasiland: Stories from Behind the Berlin Wall (Paperback)
I strongly recommend this book - not only to those, like me, who visited the happily defunct GDR, but everybody who would like to learn about how people react and act in a dictatorship. Why would people inform on their lovers, parents or neighbours? How could others think they would succeed in escaping?
The book is informative, exciting, moving and above all poetic. It leaves you thinking, and most of all, I'm left pondering how I would have behaved in a system such as the one in GDR. Hopefully, I'll never know.