Jeez, they only listened!!!!! lmao Some of the younger fans probably never had heard this and even this old one hadn't . lol
Well, I'm sure the spies didn't mind having that assignment...
Every time you say something stupid on the internet, Tim Berners-Lee punches a kitten.
According to her biography lots was made up anyway. She speculated that this was because most of her spies did not speak English. So the reports when she had a guest where more like: Kati and guest talk in foreign language. She laughed about it in her diary saying that at one point Brian Boitano was there as her guest and the Stasi spy wrote that they had had sex for 7 minutes when Brian never was interested in women anyway and when they definitely never had sex but that probably the spy thought that he had to write something
Yes, weak western capitalist champion only has stamina for 7 minutes of sex with beautiful woman, not like our virile eastern block men!
Wasn't the young Ingo Steuer one of the spies?
Yes, but not in her bedroom. "Just" reporting on her if she was likely to defect based on gossip and conversations.
Funnily, I am old enough to remember that Witt was an FDJ poster girl.
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I read about this case in Witt´s book "Meine Jahre zwischen Pflicht und Kür". I was shocked by the extent of the spying.
I read that book too. She talked about the many false accusations and the shock of finding out about the spying. I remember chuckling when she wrote how her coach was surprised that she was going to write a biography, apparently her coach said something like 'what are you going to write about at this age? that I called you a fat cow?'. I think it was still the right choice as there were many weird stories being made up about Witt.