Impact of The Lives of Others

In Germany, “It’s forbidden by law to deny the crimes of the Nazis,” observes historian Hubertus Knabe, “But it’s almost forbidden by custom since reunification to really discuss the crimes of the regime that turned East Germany into a prison.”

The Lives of Others prompted open debate on the Stasi, a previously forbidden topic. Go here to read an interesting discussion about the film and the realities of the communist regime.

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