Vogel, Wolfgang

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Vogel, Wolfgang Gender: M
born on 30 October 1925 at 17:00 (= 5:00 PM )
Place Boleslawów, Poland, 50n1525, 16e5333
Timezone MET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 06°43' s_mo.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 23°28 Asc.s_taucol.18.gif 20°41'


German lawyer active in East Germany at the time of the Cold War who had brokered some of the most famous swaps of spies or exchanges against ransom of political prisoners between the Soviet bloc and the West. A bridge between two worlds during three decades, he came to symbolize the ambiguity of his time and environment, and his career was cited as material worthy of Len Deighton and John le Carré.

He died on 21 August 2008, aged 82, in Schliersee, Bavaria.

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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes from the book Mission Freiheit – Wolfgang Vogel: Anwalt der deutsch-deutschen Geschichte by Norbert F. Pötzl (Heyne, 2014): "Geboren wurde Wolfgang Vogel am 30. Oktober 1925, einem Freitag, »nachmittags 5 Uhr«, als drittes Kind der Eheleute Walther und Elfriede Vogel im alten Schulhaus des niederschlesischen Dorfes Wilhelmstal."

Translation: Wolfgang Vogel was born on 30 October 1925, a Friday, in the "afternoon at 5:00", the third child of the spouses Walther and Elfriede Vogel in the old schoolhouse of the Lower Silesian village of Wilhelmstal.


  • Vocation : Law : Attorney (Lawyer)