Ralph – A prisoner in an East German jail

This is the third and final part of Ralph Hänel’s story of his life in East Germany.

In this episode, we hear his time in the Stasi prison in Cottbus which with its dark red brick façade was often referred to as the ‘Red Misery’.

It’s a chilling insight into Stasi prison conditions and the brutality that the political prisoners endured from the other inmates and the guards.

We also hear about Ralph’s eventual release and of some strange experiences he has in reunited Germany

Again I am honoured and humbled that Ralph shared this story with us.

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I am delighted to welcome Ralph back to our Cold War conversation…

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