Reading about the Stasi these days .. grimly instructive how there are many people at any given time in any society who are more than willing to proudly volunteer for "causes", "movements", or "ideologies" that involve betraying and scorning friends and family. Everyone is convinced that their own brand of extremism is noble. https://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/stasi-files-revisited-the-banalities-and-betrayals-of-life-in-east-germany-a-659708.html
Stasi Files Revisited: The Banalities and Betrayals of Life in East Germany - DER SPIEGEL - InternationalA West German dessert. A "flour box." A female driver. The East German secret police took an interest in all manner of banal details as it oppressed its citizenry. Now that Germany is ...