East German Stasi kept records on Scholz during Nineteen Seventies, 80s

A German report says East Germany’s secret police kept in depth records on Chancellor Olaf Scholz during his time as a senior member of the West German Social Democratic Party’s youth wing within the Nineteen Seventies and 80s

BERLIN — East Germany’s secret police kept in depth records on Chancellor Olaf Scholz when he was a senior member of the West German Social Democratic Party’s youth wing within the Nineteen Seventies and 80s, German tabloid Bild reported Thursday.

Files obtained by the newspaper confirmed the Stasi intently adopted his visits to the communist nation at a time when he was deputy chief of the Young Socialists, describing him as a “seasoned political skilled who has loads of affect within the group.”

The Stasi gathered huge quantities of data on East Germany’s residents and influential folks overseas, each via its personal brokers and with the assistance of informants. Many of the recordsdata have been destroyed earlier than German reunification in 1990, however some have survived and might be accessed by these involved or for analysis functions.

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Asked about the recordsdata Thursday, Scholz mentioned they “weren’t good, however that is simply the way in which it’s.”

The 63-year-old was elected chancellor final month, succeeding Angela Merkel, who grew up in East Germany.

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