NBC Evening News for Monday, Apr 09, 1979
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(Studio) Seduction and use of West German women by E. German spies noted.
REPORTER: David Brinkley
(Berlin, West Germany) Defection of E. German spy, Werner Stiller last year recalled; details given. No. of E. German spies estimated in West Germany; Bonn noted as favorite hunting ground. John Le Carre's "A Small Town in Germany" mentioned. Depth of E. German infiltration of West German government offices said reflective in number of secretaries recruited by E. German spies; tightening of security in response cited. Characteristics shared by recruited secretaries listed. Case of Ursula Hoefs, arrested in March, recalled; Hoefs' job at Christian Democrat Union noted. Her arrest said to have triggered escape of other E. German spies-cum-secretaries, incl. Christel Broszey, Inge Goliath, and Helge Rudiger. Photos shown. Helge Rudiger's escape to East Germany said example; details given. Kurt Rebmann, West Germany's chief prosecutor, quoted with regard to amount of damage done by secretaries recruited as spies. [REBMANN - speaks in German.] Ursel Lorenzen case recalled; her position with NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) in Brussels mentioned. Photos shown. [LORENZEN (on E. German television show) - speaks in German.] Questions facing W German secretaries now living in East Germany re: credibility of their lovers considered.
REPORTER: Garrick Utley