Werner I. Juretzko: An American Spy in the Hands of the Stasi
Wednesday, 8 February; 6:30 pm
"Suddenly, I heard loud knocks at the door. That moment, I knew I was dead meat." - Werner I. Juretzko
Interrogation, torture, execution - these were the grim prospects awaiting a Western agent captured by the Stasi, the hated and feared East German state security service. Werner I. Juretzko, an agent for United States Army Intelligence (G-2), survived six years in Stasi torture chambers undergoing brutal interrogations and threat of death until he was released in a spy-swap just days after the Berlin Wall went up. As a passionate anti-communist, Juretzko's spy career began when he agreed to infiltrate the West German Communist Party in 1949. His success led to his recruitment by G-2 as an undercover political operative in East Germany and Poland. His tale of betrayal and loss reveals firsthand the stark reality of Cold War espionage.
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Added by jtelford on January 30, 2006