Public events at the German Spy Museum Berlin

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.

Event date: 08.09.2022 19:00

The lord of the foxes

Book presentation

In a biography, Bodo Hechelhammer has reappraised the dazzling, controversial and dark life of comic creator Rolf Kauka. Literary historian Matthias Friske knows that in the GDR, too, ideological colorings were painted beautifully for comic fans.

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Event date: 27.09.2022 19:00

GSG 9 – A German myth turns 50

Book presentation

50 years after the founding of the GSG 9, Martin Herzog’s book tells of successes and failures, but also of questionable use by foreign policy and intelligence services. This is the first well-founded history of this myth-enshrouded police unit.

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Event date: 06.10.2022 19:00

No licence to kill

Book presentation

For 30 years, top-class BND secret agent Gerhard Conrad was entrusted with top-secret missions in many hot spots around the world. In his autobiography, he offers exclusive insights, clears up myths and tries to clear up misunderstandings.

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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: 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: 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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