What was the Spiegel Affair (1962)?

Introduction The Spiegel affair of 1962 (German: Spiegel-Affäre) was a political scandal in West Germany. It stemmed from the publication of an article in Der Spiegel, West Germany’s weekly political magazine, about the nation’s defence forces. Several Spiegel staffers were detained on charges of treason, but were ultimately released without trial. The scandal stemmed from… Read More