Hi ljadw:ljadw wrote: ↑31 Jan 2022 20:20About the Gestapo : 80% of its investigations were responding on anonymous/or not denunciations .
It was the same for the Stasi, the KGB,etc..
Without informants,without the help of the population, every secret police is helpless .
And most of these people were not communists or Nazis or denounced other people for political motives :Angela Merkel also worked as informant for the Stasi, but no one has claimed that she was a communist .And her work for the Stasi was well known but did not prevent her to be 4 times German Bundeskanzler .
Oh my! I have a far different narrative on this.
Source: https://web.archive.org/web/20170709045 ... s-politicsAlso during those years, Angela Merkel made a crucial decision to turn down the Stasi. While finishing her studies at the end of the 1970s, she applied for an assistant professor’s post at an engineering school. Stasi officers demanded she sign up to inform on her co-workers to get the job. She says she refused, feeding the recruiters a line suggested by her parents: she wouldn’t make a good spy because she couldn’t keep her mouth shut. Turning down the feared secret police ended Merkel’s bid for the professorship; the regime wouldn’t let a person it considered ideologically suspect teach students. She took a post at the East German Academy of Sciences in Berlin, spending years in research and completing her Ph.D. in quantum chemistry in 1986. At the academy, she met Joachim Sauer, a quantum chemist five years her senior who became her second husband. Any work for the Stasi would have made a political career in reunited Germany impossible. Merkel found that out firsthand when Wolfgang Schnur, the head of Democratic Awakening, was exposed as an informer two weeks before East Germany’s 1990 election and quit in disgrace.
I've provided my source, what's yours?