Event date: 19.10.2021 20:00

Poison Gas for Alaska

Panel discussion

Adolf-Henning Frucht was a top scientist in the GDR and triggered probably the most serious case of GDR espionage. The whole story of this explosive and international piece of contemporary history is told to us by a companion of Frucht, as well as his children Karin Frucht and Ulrich Frucht.

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Event date: 11.11.2021 20:00

The world of secret services

Series: The Future of Espionage

Secret services repeatedly carry out violent operations against dissidents, suspected terrorists or spies in other countries. Insights into an unknown dimension of secret services that are not among the big and well-known global players in this business.

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Event date: 25.11.2021 20:00

The secret workshops of the State Security

Panel discussion

The secret workshops of the Stasi – the “Operativ-Technische Sector (OTS)” – were responsible for the technical spy equipment. Special departments developed a gigantic bundle of equipment that also served to monitor their own people and often brought dissidents or critics of the regime to prison.

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Event date: 09.12.2021 20:00

A plane crash with consequences

Panel discussion

On April 6, 1966, a Soviet fighter plane crashed into Stoessensee in West Berlin. The British discovered explosive military secrets in the wreck. Fifty years later, the historian Bernd von Kostka evaluated blocked British secret service files – and published the whole case in the book “Capital of Spies”.

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Event date: 16.12.2021 20:00

Between the surveillance state and “going dark”

Series: The Future of Espionage

What solutions are there for the dilemma between secure, private communication and the security interests of states? In the context of increasing cyber attacks, not only data protection officers but also increasingly secret services argue against an intentional weakening of software and encryption.

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