On the Trail of Klaus Fuchs, Atomic Spy

Event Type: Local / Community

Takes Place: 13th September 2019

Time: 2.00pm – 3.30pm

Venue: The National Archives, Kew

Description: Arguably the most important ‘atomic’ spy of the 20th century, Klaus Fuchs was a German physicist who worked on the British and US-led atomic projects of the Cold War era. In 1950, Fuchs was caught passing vital secrets to the Soviet Union and sentenced to 14 years’ imprisonment. Our exhibition curator Mark Dunton delves into Security Service files in our collection to uncover how the authorities managed to unmask Fuchs and secure his confession, and reveals a fascinating local connection with Kew.

How to book: Eventbrite

Price: £5.00

Website: bit.ly/klausfuchshistory

Organiser: The National Archives

Lecturer: Mark Dunton, Exhibition Curator

Region: London

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