this day in the yesteryear: Spiegel Scandal Erupts in West Germany (1962)

Spiegel Scandal Erupts in West Germany (1962)

The Spiegel scandal was a major political controversy in West Germany during the Cold War. It began when the publication Der Spiegel—preeminent in Germany and widely circulated in Europe—printed a story stating that West Germany’s defense against a communist invasion was inadequate. The magazine was accused of treason, its editors were arrested, its offices were seized, and its documents were confiscated. Why is the scandal remembered as a turning point in Germany’s political culture? More…

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