Correspondence, news dispatches and news stories, photocopies of East German secret police documents, photocopies of United
States government documents, post-reunification German governmental reports, clippings, other printed matter, photographs,
sound recordings, and video tapes, relating to political conditions in Germany, the East German secret police, the attempted
assassination of Pope John Paul II, and Soviet espionage within the Catholic Church. In part, used as research material for
the books by J. O. Koehler,
Stasi: The Untold Story of the East German Secret Police (Boulder, Colo., 1999), and
Spies in the Vatican: The Soviet Union's War against the Catholic Church (2009).
Collection is open for research. The Hoover Institution Archives only allows access to copies of audiovisual items. To listen
to sound recordings or to view videos or films during your visit, please contact the Archives at least two working days before
your arrival. We will then advise you of the accessibility of the material you wish to see or hear. Please note that not all
audiovisual material is immediately accessible.