Event date: 17.01.2023 19:00

Female spies – in the service of the GDR

Presentation and discussion

Six agents of the Cold War are the protagonists of the new documentary series »The Spies – In the Service of the GDR«. They are stories of hopes, disappointments, betrayals, secrets and regrets, but also of enthusiasm for the double life of a spy in a divided country.

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Event date: 12.01.2023 19:00

Bloodlust

Book presentation

In his book »Blutrausch – Der Fall Erwin Hagedorn«, which has just been published, Marko Kregel documents a comprehensive and detailed chronology of the events surrounding one of the most brutal series of murders in the GDR for the first time.

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Event date: 29.11.2022 19:00

Parallel justice in the GDR

Book presentation

The historian Christian Halbrock has written a book about the Stasi remand centre in Neustrelitz as a system behind the GDR power apparatus. It is about fates, arbitrary justice and the defensive work of the state security with often inconceivable consequences for those affected.

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Event date: 22.11.2022 19:00

My father’s secret

Book presentation

The journalist Corinna von Bassewitz has made a book out of her family story about her father’s mysterious double life as a BND secret agent. What identities had her own father lived and faked for the family?

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Event date: 10.11.2022 19:00

A president disappears and the Adenauer file

Book presentation

Bestselling author Ralf Langroth turns historical figures of the young Federal Republic of Germany into protagonists to recount defining moments in German history. We embark on a journey to hotspots that provoked conflicts and triggered political crises.

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Event date: 01.11.2022 19:00

The Invisibles

Book presentation

SPIEGEL journalists Ann-Katrin Müller and Maik Baumgärtner have researched the work of secret female agents. They explain why it is a security risk in the fight against espionage and terrorism that not many women work in intelligence services to this day.

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