Vernehmung einer männlichen Person am 24.4.87 wegen Kontaktaufnahme zur Botschaft der BRD in Budapest

GDR 1987, source: MfS, video, 180 min, clip: 15 min

In a supposedly conspirative room at the MfS, a camera mounted above the door monitors a nocturnal interrogation lasting several hours. Everything is filmed, from the arrival of all participants to short breaks in the procedure. Selected excerpts give an insight into the Stasi’s practised rhetoric yet consciously exclude details of why the man is being questioned.