The Puzzle Women
How Stasi Lieutenant-Colonel Gunter Bohnsack was ostracised after the Berlin wall came down. Concluded by Anna Chancellor.
How Stasi Lieutenant-Colonel Gunter Bohnsack was ostracised after the Berlin Wall came down.
Real-life stories of both the East Germans who resisted the state and those who worked for the apparatus that spied on them. Once the Berlin Wall came down in November 1989, those who worked for the Stasi had to come to terms – or not – with their pasts.
While working in Berlin, Australian Anna Funder became curious about the stories of those who'd lived under the watchful eye of the Stasi, and of the stories of the Stasi men themselves.
In a series of meetings, she pieces together what life was like then and how they are coping with the aftermath.
Concluded by Anna Chancellor.
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2003.
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