Red Orchestra (espionage)
The Red Orchestra (German: Die Rote Kapelle) was the name given by the Gestapo to an anti-Nazi resistance movement in Berlin, as well as to Soviet espionage rings operating in German-occupied Euro...
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Markus Hess
Markus Hess, a German citizen, is best known for his endeavours as a hacker in the late 1980s. Hess was recruited by the KGB to be an international spy with the objective of securing U.S. military inf...
Assassination of Paul Anlauf and Franz Lenck
The Murders of Paul Anlauf and Franz Lenck were a double homicide that took place in Berlin in 1931, when police captains Paul Anlauf and Franz Lenck were assassinated by members of the Communist Part...
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Paul Massing
Paul Wilhelm Massing (30 August 1902 – 30 April 1979) was a German sociologist.
Born in Grumbach in the Rhine Province, he attended school in Cologne, and later studied economics and social ...
Rudolf Roessler
In World War II espionage, Rudolf Roessler (Rößler) (b.22 November 1897-d.11 December 1958) was the central (and mysterious) figure in the Lucy spy ring. He was a German refugee who had moved to Switz...
Rudolf von Scheliha
Rudolf von Scheliha (May 31, 1897 - December 22, 1942) was a German diplomat executed by the Nazis during World War II.Scheliha was born in Zessel, Oels, Silesia (now Cieśle, Gmina Oleśnica, Poland), ...
George Trofimoff
Colonel George Trofimoff (born March 9, 1927) is a former United States military intelligence officer of Russian descent. He was convicted in a U.S. Federal court as a spy for the Soviet Union during ...
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Hans Coppi
Hans Coppi (25 January 1916, Berlin – 22 December 1942) was a German Red Orchestra resistance fighter against the Third Reich.
Coppi, whose parents Robert and Frieda were members of the Comm...
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Ilse Stöbe
Ilse Stöbe (17 May 1911 Berlin - 22 December 1942 Berlin) was a German journalist and anti-Nazi resistance fighter.Ilse Stöbe grew up in a working class home in Berlin. After school, she was first emp...
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Arvid Harnack
Arvid Harnack (24 May 1901 in Darmstadt – 22 December 1942 in Berlin, executed) was a German jurist, economist, and resistance fighter in Nazi Germany.
Harnack was the son of literary history prof...
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Werner Dissel
Werner Friedrich Dissel (26 August 1912 – 22 January 2003) was a German actor and director.
Dissel's began working as a newspaper photographer in the late 1920s. After the Nazis' rise to power, he...
Klaus Fuchs
Emil Julius Klaus Fuchs (29 December 1911 – 28 January 1988) was a German-born British theoretical physicist and atomic spy who in 1950 was convicted of supplying information from the American, B...
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Robert Havemann
Robert Havemann (11 March 1910 – 9 April 1982) was a chemist, and an East German dissident.
He studied chemistry in Berlin and Munich from 1929 to 1933, and then later received a doctorate in phys...
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Oster Conspiracy
The Oster Conspiracy of 1938 was a proposed plan to overthrow German Führer Adolf Hitler and the Nazi regime if Germany went to war with Czechoslovakia over the Sudetenland. It was led by General Hans...
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Wilhelm Guddorf
Wilhelm Guddorf (alias Paul Braun; 20 February 1902–13 May 1943) was a journalist and resistance fighter against the Third Reich. He was reputedly a member of the Red Orchestra (Rote Kapelle) re...
Suzanne Spaak
Suzanne Spaak (c. 1905 - 12 August 1944) was a World War II French Resistance operative.
Born into a prosperous Belgian banking family sometime around 1905. She married Brussels-born dramatist Cl...
Karl Koch (hacker)
Karl Werner Lothar Koch (July 22, 1965 – ca. May 23, 1989) was a German hacker in the 1980s, who called himself "hagbard", after Hagbard Celine. He was involved in a Cold War computer espionage ...
Hilde Coppi
Hilde Coppi (née Rake, 30 May 1909 in Berlin – 5 August 1943 in Berlin-Plötzensee, executed) was a German resistance fighter against the Third Reich. Together with her husband Hans Coppi, she belonged...
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Harro Schulze-Boysen
Heinz Harro Max Wilhelm Georg Schulze-Boysen (2 September 1909 – 22 December 1942) was a German officer, commentator, and German Resistance fighter against German dictator Adolf Hitler's Nazi ré...
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Ursula Kuczynski
Ursula Ruth Kuczynski (15 May 1907, Schöneberg, Prussia, German Empire – 7 July 2000, Berlin, Germany, also known as Ruth Werner, Ursula Beurton and Ursula Hamburger) was a German author and spy who w...
Willi Lehmann
Willi (Willy) Lehmann (15 March 1884, in Leipzig – 13 December 1942, in Berlin) was a police official and Soviet agent in Nazi Germany.Lehmann was a criminal inspector and SS-Hauptsturmführer (...
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Heinz Felfe
Heinz Paul Johann Felfe (March 18, 1918 – May 8, 2008) was a German spy.At various times he worked for the intelligence services of Nazi Germany, Great Britain, the Soviet Union and West Germany...
Erika von Brockdorff
Erika von Brockdorff (née Schönfeldt) (29 April 1911 – 13 May 1943) was a German resistance fighter against the Nazi régime during the Second World War. Brockdorff belonged to the Red Orchestr...
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Erich Kordt
Erich Kordt (10 December 1903 – 11 November 1969), was a German diplomat who was involved in the German Resistance to the regime of Adolf Hitler.
A convinced Anglophile, Kordt spoke perfect Englis...
Heinrich Koenen
Heinrich Koenen (12 May 1910 – February 1945) was a German engineer, anti-fascist resistance fighter and agent of the Soviet military intelligence service GRU.Heinrich Koenen was born in the Konigsber...
Peter Dorschel
Peter Dorschel was convicted in Scotland in June 1967 of offences under the Official Secrets Act, involving the sale of information to the USSR.
Peter Dorschel was a ship's cook. Little is known o...
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Richard Sorge
Richard Sorge (October 4, 1895 – November 7, 1944) was a Soviet military intelligence officer, active before and during the Second World War, working under cover of being a German journalist in...
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Hans Clemens
Johannes Max Clemens (February 9, 1902 — 1976) was a German functionary of respectively the SS, Sicherheitsdienst (SD, Security Service) was primarily the intelligence service of the SS and the Nazi P...
Erich Mielke
Erich Fritz Emil Mielke (December 28, 1907 – May 21, 2000) was a German secret police official in the service of the Soviet Union and East Germany.After being one of two triggermen in the 1931 murder ...
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