Willy Brandt

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Person.png Willy Brandt   Powerbase Sourcewatch WikiquoteRdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
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BornHerbert Ernst Karl Frahm
Free and Hanseatic City of Lübeck, Germany
Died1992-10-08 (Age 78)
Unkel, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
SpouseCarlotta Thorkildsen
Member ofCounterintelligence Corps, US/Department/State/International Visitor Leadership Program
Interest ofAlbrecht Müller
PartySocial Democratic Party of Germany, Socialist Workers' Party

US asset

In 1950, Brandt, while a member of the Bundestag and the editor-in-chief of the Berliner Stadtblatt, received a secret payment of about 170,000 Deutsche Mark from the U.S. government (equivalent to €390,177 in 2009). He denied to comment the revelation.[1]

Brandt agreed to become a CIC informant in 1948 out of concern over Soviet efforts to suppress his party, the Social Democratic Party of Germany. In the years that followed, he provided his handlers with several hundred reports obtained from social democrats in the Soviet Zone about political, military, and economic conditions there. As Brandt's significance in Berlin rose, so did his value as an American intelligence source.[2]


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