The records of former State Security Service (Stasi) in the German Democratic Republic attract many citizens even today. However, the Stasi records show their misunderstandings and manipulation of personal information. In that case, how can/should researchers use the former secret police’s files in spite of its unreliability?
Author name: Miwako Okabe
Miwako Okabe is a PhD Candidate in the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Helsinki.