Brigitte Heinrich

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Brigitte Heinrich (born June 29, 1941 in Frankfurt am Main - Dec. 29, 1987) was a German journalist, and an Alliance '90/The Greens politician.

In 1966, she became a press spokesperson for the Sozialistischer Deutscher Studentenbund.

In 1984, she was elected as a Green Party Member of the European Parliament in Brussels, a position she maintained until her death in 1987 of a heart attack.[1]

After German reunification, it was discovered that she had been recruited by her partner Klaus Croissant as an informant ("Inoffizieller Mitarbeiterin") for the East German Stasi.[2]


  1. ^ "Aufgelöst und hilflos". Der Spiegel (in German) (39). 1992. pp. 35–38. 
  2. ^ Strafjustiz und DDR-Unrecht: Dokumentation (in German). Klaus Marxen, Gerhard Werle (eds.). Berlin ; New York: De Gruyter. 2000. p. 19. ISBN 3110161346. 
  • Chotjewitz, Peter O. (2007). Mein Freund Klaus: Roman (in German) (1. Aufl ed.). Berlin: Verbrecher. ISBN 9783935843898. 

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