By Toby Axelrod in Berlin, September 10, 2009
Turn over any stone in the former East Germany and you are likely to find an agent of the Stasi, the former secret service. And the Claims Conference apparently did just that.
Recently, the Claims Conference — whose successor organisation handles compensation for property stolen during the Shoah — learned that an attorney in its employment had once been “an unofficial employee of the Stasi”.
Many former East Germans worked for the Stasi, though some were listed as informants without their knowledge.