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Event date: 01.02.2018 19:00

Reinhard Gehlen

From general of the army to chief of intelligence – a book presentation

Reinhard Gehlen truly was a master in the German foreign espionage. “Organisation Gehlen”, named after him, officially became the Federal Intelligence Service of Germany (BND). Now the UHK (Independent Historical Commission of the BND) has written a biography about this icon of German espionage.

Event date: 08.02.2018 19:00

Berlin as area of operation

Past and future of the Berlin intelligence service

The intelligence service in Berlin was and is a peculiar, partly contentious outlier. How accepted is the intelligence service politically in Berlin? State secretary for home affairs, Thorsten Akmann, and a member of the German parliament, Renate Künast, discuss this question.

Event date: 15.02.2018 18:00

The hamster operation

Buried US orbiters in the GDR

The program ECHT on the MDR channel discovered one of the most spectacular stories of GDR history of espionage and will now present it for the first time in the German Spy Museum: a US-American technology of espionage, used on GDR grounds and unmasked by the Stasi.

Event date: 08.03.2018 19:00

Democracy and secret services

Stasi 2.0? Democracy, dictatorship and the German secret service

Where does the fear of secret services in Germany come from and what does it mean for the BND (Federal Intelligence Service of Germany)? What differentiates a democratic intelligence service from those of a dictatorship? The president of the BND, Dr. Bruno Kahl and the federal commissioner for the Stasi documents, Roland Jahn, will discuss these questions.

Event date: 20.03.2018 19:00

Dangerous manipulation

Honey traps, poison and swinger clubs

Over centuries and until today, the human need for love has been used to gather promising information by spies. Walter Katzung is a specialist concerning aphrodisiacs in the realm of pharmacology.