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Sweden "will unearth more East German spies"

Published torsdag 2 augusti 2012 kl 17.49
Stasi files. Photo: ECKEHARD SCHULZ / AP / Scanpix

Researcher Helmut Müller-Enberg tells Swedish Radio that Sweden will find more evidence of former East German spies, but it requires ploughing through the large amount of documents that the infamous intelligence service left behind.

"We have 16,000 bags of shredded Stasi files, and we've only glued together the contents of about 500 of them," he tells Swedish Radio International.

"So there may still be surprises in the 15,500 bags we have to go."

Müller-Enbergs, who is also a professor at Gotland University, encourages Swedes who think they were spied on during the Cold War to demand out documents.

Since spring, he says, they have already received more than 3,000 applications.

"There is no other country where the interest in this subject has been as big as it has been in Sweden," he says.

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