Photo Gallery The Strange Disguises of East German Spies

The East German secret police were notorious for their pervasive surveillance tactics and brutal invasions of privacy. An upcoming photography book shows another side of the dreaded Stasi: goofy costumed partygoers.
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Foto: Simon Menner/ BStU 2013
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Foto: Simon Menner/ BStU 2013