The declassified fashions of East German spies September 18, 2013 12:11 PMSubscribe
Top Secret: Images from the Stasi ArchivesA collection of images from the book, including more disguises, images of house searches, hand-to-hand combat techniques, hidden cameras, and even fake beards, is available free of charge at Simon Menner’s website. While researching his new book, Top Secret: Images from the Stasi Archives, Menner uncovered troves of documents and photographs detailing the inner-workings of the Stasi, including a dress code for undercover agents. "Once top secret, and now preposterous, these images are both comical and sinister," says the book's synopsis. We spoke with Menner, who gave us some insight into the disturbing reality of Stasi East Germany.