Günter Guillaume

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Günter Guillaume
Willy Brandt Guillaume (cropped).jpg
Born(1927-02-01)1 February 1927
Died10 April 1995(1995-04-10) (aged 68)
Cause of deathKidney cancer
Resting placeParkfriedhof Marzahn [de]
52°32′55″N 13°32′29″E / 52.5485°N 13.5415°E / 52.5485; 13.5415
NationalityEast Germany
OccupationIntelligence agent; secretary of West German chancellor Willy Brandt
Years active1956–1974
Known forInfiltration of West German government
Criminal charge(s)Treason[1]
Criminal penalty13 years in prison
Criminal statusPardoned 1 October 1981[1]
Spouse(s)
Christel Guillaume
(m. 1951; div. 1981)

Elke Bröhl
(m. 1990)
ChildrenPierre Boom [de]

Günter Guillaume (1 February 1927 – 10 April 1995) was a German spy. His job was to get information as an agent for East Germany's secret service, the Stasi, in West Germany. Guillaume became West German chancellor Willy Brandt's secretary, and his discovery as a spy in 1973 led to Brandt's resignation as chancellor in what became known as the Guillaume affair.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Guillaume: Wer war der Schurke?" [Guillaume: Who was that scoundrel?]. Der Spiegel (in German). Hamburg. 26 December 1988. pp. 14–21. Retrieved 21 June 2016.