You Only Need to Die: The Secret Police of East Germany and Romania
March 6th, 2023 · 36 mins 59 secs
About this Episode
On this episode, Valentina Glajar and Alison Lewis share their personal stories and research on the history of East Germany's STASI and Romania's Securitate and the dismantling of these secret police forces. Thank you for listening!
You can listen to Douglas Selvage's episode here: https://www.slavx.org/listen/episode/b54c0fff/operation-denver-and-russias-disinformation-playbook-with-douglas-selvage
ABOUT THE GUESTS
Dr. Valentina Glajar is a professor of German at Texas State University. She is the author of a number of books, her latest coedited with Alison Lewis and Corina L. Petrescu, are Secret Police Files from the Eastern Bloc: Between Surveillance and Life Writing (Camden House, 2016) and Cold War Spy Stories from Eastern Europe (University of Nebraska Press, 2019).
Dr. Alison Lewis is a professor of German in the School of Languages and Linguistics at the University of Melbourne. She is the author or editor of numerous books, including Secret Police Files from the Eastern Bloc: Between Surveillance and Life Writing and Cold War Spy Stories from Eastern Europe (Potomac Books, 2019).
PRODUCER'S NOTE: This episode was recorded on November 11, 2022 at the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago, Illinois during the ASEEES 2022 Convention.
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