2000: Stasi list of informants – Rolf Busch b. 1946

13 January 2000. The Stasi List: ftp.uni heidelberg.de (1.5MB) Thanks to Quintessenz and Primavista. Cryptome mirror: cryptome.org www.zdnet.de ZDNet, Germany 13 January 2000 “We will bring democracy to its feet with the Internet” The desired Stasi List, which was available during the past weekend under www.nierenspende.de ready for download, until the administrator closed it again due to “legal doubts,” is again available under other URLs. On the bulletin board of the Gauck authority (www.snafu.de Internet addresses are listed from which the large 1.5 MByte “zip” file can be obtained. “Alone the past Saturday we had for our site over 37000 accesses,” ZDNet was told by the operator of the site, who would in particular not like to be named. Thousands of downloads were made on weekend. To the question, why was the list — which names coworkers of the Stasi in particular with date of birth and income — placed on the Net, the 57-year-old former East German official answers: “We cannot conceal it any more. There was a dictatorship, and many of the informers are again today in the highest positions.” He points to the fact that after the blockage the list is offered again for download on foreign sites. This wish was fulfilled in the meantime: The desired file is to be found among other things on the server of Xoom.com. “The only way which will help us bring democracy back to its feet is the Internet,” explains the administrator of the site. It states that the owner of the