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1974 - Guillaume Affair: West Germany an East German Spy in the Chancellery

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Germany, 06-05-1974


Around 1973, German security organizations received information that one of Brandt”s personal assistants, Günter Guillaume, was a spy of the GDR. Brandt was asked to continue work as usual, and he agreed, even taking a private vacation with Guillaume. Guillaume was arrested on April 24, 1974. At the same time, some revelations about Brandt"s private life (he had had frequent short-lived affairs with much younger women) appeared in newspapers. Brandt contemplated suicide and even drafted a suicide note. But he lived on, accepted responsibility and resigned on May 7, 1974. Guillaume had been a spy for East Germany and was led by Markus Wolf, who stated after the reunification that the resignation of Brandt had never been intended, and that the affair had been one of the biggest mistakes of the East German secret service.

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Arabic :

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Lithuanian :

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Spanish :

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Sound Bite and conversation:

Wolf, Markus

(Guillaume‘s supervisor ) , speaking German:
-  "First of all, welcome back… "

Brandt, Willy

(german politic ) , speaking German:
-  "It doesn’t matter what is written. It is grotesque and will always be, if you think that a chancellor can be blackmailed. At least I cannot be."

Guillaume, Günter

(Chancery-spy in 1974) , speaking German:
-  "At that time, I had the impression that I had discovered colossal things – and even the opposition admitted this during my negotiations – which was unusual in politics. There was a crisis within the federation, a real fight between the Germans, British, French and the Americans. "

Brandt, Matthias

(Brandt‘s son) , speaking German:
-  "He was a nice guy. I was always in and out of their house because they also had a son a bit older than me. Sometimes I stayed overnight there and at the time I was just thinking how much they were typing with that typewriter and how awesome their tape recordings were. I found that spectacular."

Bahr, Egon

(former speaker of the Berlin Senate) , speaking German:
-  "The mistake was that the chancellor was used as bait to confirm and prove the suspicion against Guillaume. And it was just unbelievable that the head of the government was used by the intelligence."

Wolf, Markus

(Guillaume‘s supervisor ) , speaking German:
-  "Basically, even the State Security Office knew about this, which was led by Mr Nollau that time. Most likely Genscher and Klaus Kinkel, head of the office knew as well. It was pieced together from radio messages who Guillaume was."

Ehmke, Horst

(Head of the chancellor‘s office ) , speaking German:
-  "We employed him after a very thorough control – at least that’s what we thought. But by that time, he had collected all the materials for which he was later arrested. There was nothing new."

Wolf, Markus

(Guillaume‘s supervisor ) , speaking German:
-  "We never had such a plan to sneak Guillaume into the chancellor’s office, simply because I found this unrealistic. Guillaume was known by his real name in East Germany, and we had to realize that he was known, and people knew that he was a member of the Socialist Unity party. This was why we thought it was impossible."

Brandt, Willy

(german politic ) , speaking German:
-  "We would like to be a people who are good neighbours, internally as well as in foreign affairs…"

Schmidt, Helmut

(Successor of Brandt) , speaking German:
-  "I had quite a fight with Willy Brandt in which I raked him over the coals. Because of such a little worm, a German chancellor should not resign. "

Harpprecht, Klaus

(Consultant of the chancellor) , speaking German:
-  "He could not bring out that much news from the chancellor’s office. His opportunities were limited in my opinion. He could rather report on the general atmosphere and spread gossip to East Berlin. Certainly he was not a big master-spy, in a lot of aspects he was a nobody."




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