Hansjürg Schößler was born in 1963 in Erfurt. Because of his criticism towards the GDR, he was contacted by the police beginning at the age of 16. Nonetheless, he did not capitulate. Thereafter, his home was searched, he was surveilled and later, briefly arrested.
In spring 1989, Schößler took part in the examination of the manipulations of local elections in Berlin-Weißensee. Due to this participation, he was put on probation by the Ministry of State Security (MfS) until October 1989.