Nearly 30 years after the fall of the wall authority of the Stasi-documents-tens of thousands of requests for personal inspection in the files of the East German state security.

In this year were made up to the end of November, around 42.700 of such applications, said the Federal Commissioner for the Stasi documents, Roland Jahn, the German press Agency. Throughout the last year, there were nearly 49,000 per year. According to information from the authority will no longer be made in December, according to experience, very many applications. The Figures for the entire year of 2018 and is not expected to increase significantly.

Although the Numbers in the long term return, the interest is much higher than in the 90s expected. Since the Existence of the authority, around 3.2 million has been requested to look in documents put on the Stasi secretly and people unlawful over people.

In the first half of 2019, he will submit to the Bundestag a common concept of the Stasi documents authority and the Federal archive to the Transfer of the Stasi documents in the Federal archives, said Jahn. The core point is, the archive with the police to keep the legacy of the GDR’s secret into the open. “The archive will be permanently available, the Service for the citizens is not restricted,” said the 65-Year-old. “There is nothing to be poor. We want to combine the competence and technology.” The archive of the Stasi-papers will be under the umbrella of the Federal archives independently visible. In every East German state, there should be an archive location.

A Commission of experts had recommended that the transfer of the Stasi files to 2021 to the Federal archive, a Foundation set up and the former Stasi Headquarters in Berlin-Lichtenberg to develop the “place of enlightenment about dictatorship and resistance.” But victims ‘ associations feared a resolution of the authority. The Federal Commissioner was instructed to work jointly with the Federal archive proposals. About changes in the German Bundestag must decide.

dpa

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Teodora Torrendo is an investigative journalist and is a correspondent for European Union. She is based in Zurich in Switzerland and her field of work include covering human rights violations which take place in the various countries in and outside Europe. She also reports about the political situation in European Union. She has worked with some reputed companies in Europe and is currently contributing to USA News as a freelance journalist. As someone who has a Masters’ degree in Human Rights she also delivers lectures on Intercultural Management to students of Human Rights. She is also an authority on the Arab world politics and their diversity.

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