Across the Eastern Bloc, people opposed Communism and openly resisted their governments. For some, it was a question of religion – communism was generally unfriendly towards the Christian churches and indeed other religions. For others, it was political ideology. However, for many opponents of the regime, it was a sense that they had been promised something by Communism – fairness, prosperity, freedom – and the regime had not delivered. Not only had the regime not delivered, it offered brutal repression to those who complained. And worse still, most Eastern Europeans, especially East Berliners, knew that the high standards of living they wanted were available and accessible across the border in West Berlin and West Germany. So the motives of opponents were often complex and varied, but their experiences were usually similar – harassment by the Stasi or other secret police forces, and prison for anyone who continued to make trouble. Here we have the memories of one former Stasi prisoner who proved to be a nuisance to the regime.