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People of the Stasi - East German Spies, Stasi Officers, Erich Mielke, Lutz Heilmann, Martin Schlaff, Ingo Steuer, Tamara Bunke, Markus Wolf (Paperback) Loot Price: R270
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People of the Stasi - East German Spies, Stasi Officers, Erich Mielke, Lutz Heilmann, Martin Schlaff, Ingo Steuer, Tamara...

People of the Stasi - East German Spies, Stasi Officers, Erich Mielke, Lutz Heilmann, Martin Schlaff, Ingo Steuer, Tamara Bunke, Markus Wolf (Paperback)

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 23. Chapters: East German spies, Stasi officers, Erich Mielke, Lutz Heilmann, Martin Schlaff, Ingo Steuer, Tamara Bunke, Markus Wolf, Wilhelm Zaisser, Alfred Zehe, Ernst Wollweber, Sokratis Kokkalis, Ellen Rometsch, Bruno Beater, Ibrahim Bohme, Werner Teske, Rudolf Bamler, Matthias Warnig, Wolfgang Schwanitz, Vic Allen, Holm Singer, Gunter Guillaume, Sven Huber, Gerda Munsinger, Josef Kiefel, Werner Grossmann, Kerstin Kaiser, Jouko Jokisalo, Jukka Rusi. Excerpt: Erich Fritz Emil Mielke (December 28, 1907 - May 21, 2000) was a German communist politician and Minister of State Security-and as such head of the Stasi (secret police)-of the German Democratic Republic between 1957 and 1989. Mielke spent more than a decade as an operative of the NKVD during the dictatorship of Joseph Stalin. He was one of the perpetrators of the Great Purge as well as the Stalinist decimation of the International Brigade during the Spanish Civil War. Following the 1945 Battle of Berlin, Mielke returned to Germany and had a major role in organizing the Soviet Zone into a dictatorship under the Socialist Unity Party. For nearly fifty years, he held the military rank of Armeegeneral. After German reunification, he was tried and convicted of murdering police officers Paul Anlauf and Franz Lenck in 1931. In handwritten biographies written for Stalin's secret police, Mielke described his background as follows, "I, Erich Mielke, was born on December 28, 1907, in Berlin, (Prussia). My father was a poor, uneducated woodworker, and my mother died in 1911. Both were members of the SPD and joined the KPD when it was formed in 1918. My stepmother was a seamstress and she also belonged to the KPD. My younger brother Kurt and two sisters were Communist sympathisers." Mielke became a member of the Communist Party of Germany in 1925 and worked as a reporter for the comm...

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Imprint: Books LLC, Wiki Series
Country of origin: United States
Release date: August 2011
First published: August 2011
Authors: Source Wikipedia
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 1mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 24
ISBN-13: 978-1-233-11061-2
Categories: Books
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LSN: 1-233-11061-6
Barcode: 9781233110612

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