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"Runde Ecke"

Round Corner

The building where for 40 years the Stasi had its headquarters for the district of Leipzig now houses the “Runde Ecke” Memorial Museum. “Runde Ecke” refers to the rounded shape of the corner where the main entrance to the building is located. Right in the former offices of the Stasi employees, visitors can now inform themselves about Stasi's function, methods and history. The Citizens Committee has tried to preserve the original environment to give visitors an authentic impression of the atmosphere in the "Runde Ecke" up to 1989. Linoleum floors, brownish-yellow wallpaper, folding grills at the doors and windows, exposed cable ducts and old radiators are still found throughout the entire museum. Here history is visible and palpable.

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