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Guilt, complicity and opportunism - now there's a combination worthy of a great director (just not in this way).

Does Hungary have an equivalent to the German Birthler-Behörde, which administers the Stasi files, or are informant records public domain?

The fact is that what we're experiencing right now is a top-down disaster. -Paul Krugman

by dvx (dvx.clt št gmail dotcom) on Fri Feb 17th, 2006 at 12:13:06 PM EST
Yes, there is an authority overseeing the files, but it is much more restrictive than the one in Germany. Researchers and onetime observed can't look for files, only request the employees to look for them. The copies they hand out (if they hand them out at all) usually have most names blacked out. As I wrote it in the previous diary in more detail, the big opening of files was attempted but sabotaged several times.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Fri Feb 17th, 2006 at 02:14:22 PM EST
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