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Occupation of the district office of the Ministry of State Security

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December 5 1989
Gotha, Friedrich-Engels-Straße, now Helenenstraße
Created By: Ernst Prause, Quelle: Museum für Regionalgeschichte und Volkskunde Gotha

License: Not Creative Commons

On the 4th of December 1989, members of the citizens' committee occupied the Ministry for State Security (Stasi) district office in Gotha in order to prevent the Stasi from destroying files. The first district administration of the Ministry for State Security was occupied in Erfurt early that morning. Representatives of the citizens' committee seized weapons and ammunition in Gotha the following day and took them to the VPKA (district office of the People's Police) to be stored away.

Depicts

building, crowd, speech

Context

civil rights movement

People/Organizations

Citizens' Committee, Ministry for State Security

Places

Gotha

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