viernes, 8 de noviembre de 2013

From the Jewish Museum to the Stasi Museum by Yoani sanchez

And not very far from there, stands the Stasi Museum. I enter their cells, the interrogation rooms. I come from the perspective of a Cuban who was detained in the same place, where a window looking outward becomes an unattainable dream. One cell was lined with rubber, the scratch marks of the prisoners can still be seen on its walls. But more sinister seeming to me are the offices where they ripped — or fabricated — a confession from the detainees. I know them, I’ve seen them. They are a copy of their counterpart in Cuba, copied to a T by the diligent students from the Island’s Ministry of the Interior who were taught by GDR State Security. Impersonal, with a chair the prisoner can’t move because it is anchored to the floor and some supposed curtain behind which the microphone or video camera are hidden. And the constant metallic noises from the rattling of the locks and bars, to remind the prisoners where they are, how much they are at the mercy of their jailer.

 Sánchez Vazquez
 Yoani Sanchez/Jorge García Vázquez
 Foto: Gedenkstätte Berlin-Hohenschönhausen

 http://generacionyen.wordpress.com/2013/05/10/from-the-jewish-museum-to-the-stasi-museum/

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