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West Germany / Espionage #545932

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 17, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(Frankfurt, West Germany) Defection of Herta-Astrid Willner and husband, Herbert, the former a secretary in Chancellor Helmut Kohl's office, to East Germany examined; photos shown. Min. Wolfgang Schaeuble's acknowledgement of seriousness of her defection outlined. Couple's role in West German government discussed. 1974 discovery that Gunter Guillaume, aide to Chancellor Willy Brandt, was spy recalled. Interior minister Friedrick Zimmermann said denying he received request by intelligence agency to wiretap Willner's phone.
REPORTER: Stan Bernard

Bernard, Stan;
Brokaw, Tom

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