Congratulations! You have found the first clue.
Here’s a helping hand…..the code above reads THE OLD VIC. Now can you work out what our secret message said? Here’s a reminder of what it looked like:
After learning about Gunter Guillaume, the Stasi spy in Democracy, we decided to read up on the East German secret service. Here are a couple of interesting Stasi facts for you:
- The Stasi ran its own universities, hospitals and elite sports centres.
- In 1989 the Stasi had some 97,000 employees and 173,000 informers in a population of 17million people.
Taken from ‘Under Surveillance’ by Anna Funder, an editorial in the Democracy programme. Anna Funder is the author of the award-winning Stasiland, about the former East Germany, and All That I Am, a prize-winning novel about the London exile of four members of the Socialist Worker’s Party.