Photo Gallery: The SPIEGEL Affair
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Photo Gallery: The SPIEGEL Affair

50th Anniversary of the 'SPIEGEL Affair' A Watershed Moment for West German Democracy

Fifty years ago, police raided SPIEGEL headquarters in Hamburg and arrested some of the magazine's top journalists. The affair, which marked a watershed in postwar German democracy, would cause the government to collapse and the powerful defense minister to resign.
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