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NCJ Number: 159785 Find in a Library
Title: Spy Master: The Real-Life Karla, His Moles, and the East German Secret Police
Author(s): L Colitt
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 304
Sponsoring Agency: Addison-Wesley Publishing
Boston, MA 02116
Publication Number: ISBN 0-201-40738-8
Sale Source: Addison-Wesley Publishing
75 Arlington Street Suite 300
Boston, MA 02116
United States of America
Type: Biography
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This biography describes the life of Markus Wolf, who served for 40 years as the director of Stasi, the East German intelligence service.
Abstract: The book chronicles Wolf's early life in Germany, his escape to the Soviet Union with his family after the Nazis came to power, and his espionage career in East Germany. Wolf was a master spy. His most brilliant exploit was planting a mole in the government of West German Chancellor Willy Brandt, an incident that brought down the Brandt government. After the fall of the East German communist regime, Wolf was tried and convicted of treason. In 1995, a high court in the united Germany repealed his prison sentence, saying he was only doing his job for his country.
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Espionage; German Democratic Republic
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