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Jens Gieseke

Jens Gieseke is head of the 'Communism and Society' research department at the Centre for Contemporary History in Potsdam, Germany. He previously worked for fifteen years in the research division of the Federal Commissioner for the Stasi Records in Berlin. He co-edited Staatssicherheit und Gesellschaft (Gottingen, 2007); Handbuch der kommunistischen Geheimdienste in Osteuropa (Gottingen, 2008); and Die Geschichte der SED (Berlin, 2011).