Dr. Richard Zipser: Remembering East Germany
Dr. Richard Zipser. Remembering East Germany. In January 2017, Prof. Emeritus of German Richard Zipser completed a translation into English of his documentary memoir Von Oberlin nach Ostberlin (From Oberlin to East Berlin), which was published in 2013 by Ch. Links Verlag in Germany. The English version, entitled Remembering East Germany, has a substantial amount of new material and is available online: www.richard-zipser.com. This highly personal book is based on experiences he had with writers and the secret police (Stasi) while doing research and travelling in communist East Germany during the 1970s and 1980s. The memoir draws heavily on a 340-page file the secret police compiled on him with the help of informants, sections of which are incorporated into the book with appropriate commentary. It is an unusual Cold War spy story.