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[PDF] ✪ The File A Personal History By Timothy Garton Ash – Myportal.pro When Timothy Garton Ash graduated from Oxford in 1978 he went to live in Berlin ostensibly to research and write about Nazism But once there he gradually immersed himself in a study of the repressive When Timothy Garton Ash graduated from Oxford in 1978 he went to live in Berlin ostensibly to research and write about Nazism But once there he gradually immersed himself in a study of the repressive political culture of East Germany As if to return the favor that culture in the form of the dreaded East German.

Secret police the Stasi secretly began studying him As was Stasi's practice over the years its study produced a considerable paper trail After the fall of the East German communist regime a government apparatus was established to allow those targeted to see their Stasi files and Garton Ash discovered and pored.

file pdf personal pdf history kindle The File mobile A Personal epub File A Personal ebok The File A Personal History PDF/EPUBSecret police the Stasi secretly began studying him As was Stasi's practice over the years its study produced a considerable paper trail After the fall of the East German communist regime a government apparatus was established to allow those targeted to see their Stasi files and Garton Ash discovered and pored.

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eBook myportal.pro ñ The File A Personal History Kindle ↠ The File eBook Timothy Garton Ash CMG FRSA is a British historian author and commentator He is Professor of European Studies at Oxford University Much of his work has been concerned with the late modern and contemporary history of Central and Eastern Europe

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    eBook myportal.pro ñ The File A Personal History Kindle ↠ The File eBook file pdf, personal pdf, history kindle, The File mobile, A Personal epub, File A Personal ebok, The File A Personal History PDF/EPUBI've never read a book uite like this before a truly extraordinary personal history Garton Ash lived in East Germany in the early 1980s and after the Berlin Wall fell decided to investigate his secret police file While I was vaguely aware that the Stasi files were made available to their subjects this is the first book I’ve read to convey what that actually meant in practise Garton Ash compares his recollections with the surveillance records in his file and tracks down all those mentioned in it friends informants and secret police The result is a very powerful account of life in East Germany’s surveillance state and the moral comprom


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    eBook myportal.pro ñ The File A Personal History Kindle ↠ The File eBook file pdf, personal pdf, history kindle, The File mobile, A Personal epub, File A Personal ebok, The File A Personal History PDF/EPUBTimothy Garton Ash's The File A Personal History is an exploration of the author's own file that was kept on him by the East German secret police the State Security Service the Stasi Mr Ash lived in East Berlin for a few years in the late 70s and early 80s ostensibly to finish his PhD thesis on the German Communist resistance to the Nazis Mr Ash a British citizen was getting his doctorate from St Antony's College at Oxford but actually to report as a journalist on the East German dictatorship Therefore Mr Ash was indeed a spy albeit a spy for the media rather than for MI5 or MI6 Upon the reunification of Germany the Stasi's files were largely thrown open to the public A staggering number of people have applied and been granted permission to see their own files Upon reading


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    eBook myportal.pro ñ The File A Personal History Kindle ↠ The File eBook file pdf, personal pdf, history kindle, The File mobile, A Personal epub, File A Personal ebok, The File A Personal History PDF/EPUB35 I read some of Timothy Garton Ash’s analysis of postwar Germany many many years ago as an undergraduate and was intrigued recently to come across his now over twenty year old memoir Its focus is narrow as a young man in the late 70searly 80s he spent time doing research and writing in East Germany After the Berlin Wall came down Garton Ash learned that he like so many East Germans was the subject of a Stasi file and that a number of people with whom he interacted were informers for the East German secret service He applies to see his file matches up what appears in it with his patchy memories and his diaries visits his informers and the Stasi officers involved in his surveillance and thinks about the socio historical and moral implications of the whole thingI found the author’s visits to informers and


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    eBook myportal.pro ñ The File A Personal History Kindle ↠ The File eBook file pdf, personal pdf, history kindle, The File mobile, A Personal epub, File A Personal ebok, The File A Personal History PDF/EPUBThat's right I tagged this as memoir and thriller It's an unlikely combination but then The File chronicles an unlikely moment in history Not the police state of former East Germany Police states are a dime a dozen Nope the unlikely bit is the moment in the mid 1990s when a newly re unified Germany allowed everyone to apply to see the file that the East German secret police the Stasi


  6. Neil Pierson Neil Pierson says:

    eBook myportal.pro ñ The File A Personal History Kindle ↠ The File eBook file pdf, personal pdf, history kindle, The File mobile, A Personal epub, File A Personal ebok, The File A Personal History PDF/EPUBNot that any of us wants to be watched by secret police but if you were wouldn't you want to read the file they kept?After Germany was reunified the files of the East German Stasi secret police were made available to the file subjects Timothy Garton Ash is a Briton who lived in East Germany as a student and journalist He wasn't a spy but managed to make the Stasi nervous enough to open a fileWhen the records were opened he obtained his Stasi file and compared it to his fairly detailed diary He found that the file was reasonably accurate in reporting his activities But the Stasi's institutional paranoia caused it to misinterpret his motives and intentionsIn the file it's pretty easy to figure out who informed on him; the uestion is why He locates and interviews several people who informed on him and some former Stasi staff who were assigned to


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    eBook myportal.pro ñ The File A Personal History Kindle ↠ The File eBook file pdf, personal pdf, history kindle, The File mobile, A Personal epub, File A Personal ebok, The File A Personal History PDF/EPUBAfter East Germany granted a few students from non communist countries entry to study in the late 1970s Tim Garton Ash fresh out of Oxford decided to study there Ostensibly he was studying Nazi history but in fact he was fascinated by the closed nature of East German society and its effect on the psyche and daily life After the Wende when the Stasi files were opened he decided to reuest his file track down every informant who reported on him and have an uncomfortable but fascinating conversation with each about what motivated their decision to inform how they felt about him then and how they feel looking back on East Germany a few years after reunification As you might expect as a foreigner from a capitalist country his files were comprehensive with multiple denunciations and unsettling i


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    eBook myportal.pro ñ The File A Personal History Kindle ↠ The File eBook file pdf, personal pdf, history kindle, The File mobile, A Personal epub, File A Personal ebok, The File A Personal History PDF/EPUBFantastic personal account of what it is like to read your Stasi file Beautifully written and a compelling mix of memoires and history which brought me to tears during then one passage I place a compact disc in the computer's CD drive and click the 'play' b


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