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The Minds Solving the Giant Puzzle the Stasi Left Behind

7 Aug

The Stasi Records Agency was founded in the early 1990s, when it began the gargantuan task of piecing together the torn pages, a jigsaw puzzle so large that it could take decades before it is entirely solved, if at all. The numbers provide an entry point into understanding the extent of the Stasi’s infiltration into citizens’ lives: The organization left behind roughly 16,000 bags, each bag containing between 2,500 and 3,500 fragments of torn pages.

Read the rest of Sukhada Tatke’s fascinating report on archives work with partially destroyed Stasi records here: The Minds Solving the Giant Puzzle the Stasi Left Behind – Pacific Standard

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For some background for the film Trumbo, go to the University of Wisconsin

17 Nov

Thanks to NWC history alum (and budding archivist) Ethan Raysby for this “heads up” on some archival┬ámaterial behind the film Trumbo:

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