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The Grey Men by Ralph Hope

The Grey Men: Pursuing the Stasi into the Present

Ralph Hope

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Imprint: Oneworld Publications
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
Publication date: 6 May 2021
ISBN: 9781786078278

The untold story of what the Stasi did next

4 stars out of 5
2 May 2021

"a cracking read"

Hope, who, as he himself points out, is not a historian, only briefly draws this comparison. Nor does he explore the consequences of the alternative: attempting to exclude 91,000 people from the new Germany, the majority of whom could claim that their past actions were in accordance with their then country’s law. That does not detract, however, from what is a cracking read that will leave you as outraged by Hope’s findings as he so clearly was.