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Ash’s Stasi File as a Script of Life

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journal contribution
posted on 22.05.2017, 04:27 authored by Catherine Karen Roy
When the files of a once Secret Security Service are released to its subjects of observation, they also engender unprecedented acts of auto- biographical remembering. The fall of the Berlin Wall and German reunification on 3 October 1990 have led to the opening of the Stasi files in 1992. Consequently, many former data subjects who access their records are then prompted to write file-based autobiographies as a response to their readings and the remembering processes triggered thereafter.

History

Publication date

2009

Issue

18

Pages

318-329

Document type

Article