REPRESSIVE METHODS IN GERMANY

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REPRESSIVE METHODS IN GERMANY

  1. 1. RepRessive methodsin GdR
  2. 2. outline- Government- Media censorship- Stasi
  3. 3. Government- against: people who acted unadapted to thegovernment [beyond the state‘s structure]- contacts between East and West wereeliminated by forbidding leaving and enteringthe other side, letters werent sent and telephoneconversations were interrupted
  4. 4. Media censorship- every kind of media was controlled by thegovernment → propaganda- leadership position jobs were given to peoplewho were convinced of the ideology- socialistic life was shown as perfect
  5. 5. StaSi- Ministry for State Security- Police of the German Democratic Republic[GDR]- headquartered in East Berlin- Slogan: shield and sword of the party- founded on 08.02.1950
  6. 6. - methods of persecution:* guillotine* shot to the neck* high-dose radiation → cancer→ the torture was too crude and obvious
  7. 7. → Stasi perfected the technique ofphysiological harassment, known asZersetzung→ Enemies lose their wills→ incapable of acting- relatives werent informed in case of anexecution

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