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    • Germany's Stasi Records Archive closes after nearly three decades

      Germany's Stasi Records Archive closes after nearly three decades

      Germany's Stasi Records Archive, which holds the files kept by the feared secret police of former Communist East Germany, closed on Thursday after nearly three decades of archival work, dpa reported. The millions of Stasi files, as well as thousands of photos and sound recordings made by East Germany's state security and intelligence services, will now come under the authority of Germany's Federal Archives in the western city of Koblenz.

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    • Milan Kundera donates his archive to his native town

      Milan Kundera donates his archive to his native town

      Milan Kundera, the author of “The Unbearable Lightness of Being” and many other acclaimed novels, will donate his private library and archive to a public library in Brno, the city where he was born and spent his childhood, news wires reported. The entire collection will be transported from Kundera’s apartment in Paris to the Moravian Library in Brno in the fall.

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