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The Stasi Records Archive safeguards and administers the records of the former State Security Service of the GDR. It makes them accessible on the basis of the Stasi Records Act (StUG).

The archive has its central office in Berlin (two locations) and twelve regional offices in the former city capitals of the GDR. It operates within the Ministry of the Commissioner for Culture and Media (BKM).

Download our brochure and get more information on the Stasi Records Archive (PDF, 4.18 MB, Datei ist nicht barrierefrei ⁄ barrierearm) (PDF, 1.76 MB, File does not meet accessibility standards).



is the day, when the Stasi Records Act came into force. It forms the legal basis for the work of the Stasi Records Archive.

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