Thu 28 May 2009, Financial Times

History turned upside down: the Stasi and the 1967 West Berlin killing

My eyes bulged in amazement last week when I read the news from Germany . The policeman who shot dead an innocent civilian in a West Berlin street demonstration in 1967, an event that set off more than a decade of leftwing violence in West Germany and influenced the country’s political direction for even longer, turns out not to have been an ordinary Berlin cop at all. He was an agent of the communist East German Stasi secret police .

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