Sven-Felix Kellerhoff and Bernd von Kostka opened our new series of events with their book "Capital of Spies" in September 2016. Since then, we have regularly welcomed experts and contemporary witnesses for readings, discussions, lectures or premieres. Whether it's James Bond, the AIDS conspiracy, Facebook or Edward Snowden - any topic related to espionage, Big Data and data protection is regularly at home at the German Spy Museum.
According to the current state of research, more than 30 minors were shot at the German-German border or died there as a result of other acts of violence. Bernhard Priesemuth has worked through many of these fates already in the 1990s. His many years of research document a picture of the horrors for which the GDR border regime was responsible.[...]
According to Reporters Without Borders, the reformed “BND Law” is still unconstitutional and the spying practice threatens human lives. At the same time, the Independent Control Council is supposed to subject the BND’s technical reconnaissance to comprehensive legal scrutiny. So what is going to change now?[...]
Historian Michael Wala has now been granted exclusive, complete access to the secret archives of the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution’s counterintelligence. His book reveals for the first time the methods used by the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution to try to track down Stasi spies and the success they had in doing so.[...]
The cybersecurity situation is difficult. Attacks threaten infrastructures, cause billions in damage – and Putin’s digital arsenal is just one problem. But how can digital counterattacks effectively improve our situation, or – in an emergency – disable or destroy the enemy’s infrastructure?[...]