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Radio GDR - East Germany Podcast

Oct 23, 2022

Hello, everyone, and welcome to our third installment of our interview with Ralph Hanel, Kung Fu Master, former Stasi prisoner and amazing storyteller. I am so glad you have enjoyed the first two installments, and Ralph and I sat down for a third interview to talk about the objects he has collected in recent years that remind him of his survival story. Today, Ralph tells us about his Stasi handcuffs, his GDR kung fu certificate, how special PanAm is in his life and about other objects that we really started called his "Corner GDR Museum." This was a really special experience for me, and Ralph has started posting pictures of these objects in the Facebook group. You will really enjoy this episode.


Ralph, we're so grateful to you for telling your stories.

You MUST listen to Ian Sanders' three part interview of Ralph before listening to these. They will absolutely set the context for these episodes, and are MUST LISTENS. 

Episode 1 - Ralph – DJing and Kung Fu in East Germany

Episode 2 - Ralph – Arrested and interrogated by the Stasi

Episode 3 - Ralph – A prisoner in an East German jail

Read Ralph's short stories using this link

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