Hans Josef Horchem

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Person.png Hans Josef Horchem   Powerbase ZoominfoRdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
(lawyer, judge, spook, “terror expert”)
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Erp, Erfstadt, Germany
Died3 August 2004 (Age 77)
Founder ofInstitut für Terrorismusforschung

Hans Josef Horchem was a "terror expert" who spoke at the Jerusalem Conference on International Terrorism on "Pre-Empting Terror."


He worked as a judge in Aachen from 1955 to 1957. In the 1960's he had a senior job in Köln at the Bundesamt für Verfassungsschutz. From 1969 to 1981 he lead the Landesamtes für Verfassungsschutz in Hamburg. He has been accused of monitoring political activists, and possibly getting the more effective ones fired.[1]

Jerusalem Conference

Hans Josef Horchem spoke at the seminal 1979 Jerusalem Conference on International Terrorism on "Pre-Empting Terror."

Later activities

After taking early retirement he lead the Institut für Terrorismusforschung (Institute for Terrorism Research) in Bonn from 1986 to 1992, together with Rolf Tophoven.[2]