Berlin: Capital of Spies

For almost half a century, the hottest front in the Cold War was right across Berlin. From summer 1945 until 1990, spying was part of everyday life in both East and West Berlin.

I speak with historian Bernd von Kostka of the Allied Museum in Berlin-Dahlem who has co-authored with Sven Felix Kellerhoff the book Capital of Spies: Intelligence agencies in Berlin during the Cold War recently published by Casemate.

The book describes the spectacular successes and failures of the various secret services based in the city and this episode we will concentrate on one of the chapters detailing the work of the various Allied listening stations.

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I am delighted and honoured to welcome back Bernd von Kostka to our Cold War conversation…

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