One needs to get in the centre of the power and change its thinking
Karel Köcher was born September 21, 1934 in Bratislava. The Jewish family of his mother was severely affected by the holocaust. He studied at the English and French grammar school in Prague, and then at the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics of Charles University and at the Film Academy. As a young man he was involved in the anti-communist resistance. In the 1960‘s he received two suspended sentences, and the secret police StB later persuaded him to collaborate. He explains this act his own effort to influence the communist regime from the inside. Educated, intelligent, and proficient in foreign languages, he was dispatched to the USA and after studies and employment at the Columbia University and others he managed to penetrate into the CIA as an informer for both Prague and Moscow. He worked for both the first and the second administrations of the StB. In 1984 he was arrested by the FBI and exchanged for Anatoli Schtscharanski in Berlin. Until 1990 he was working in the Institute for Forecasting in the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences. Later he appeared in the media for his alleged involvement in an attempt at fraud against Mohamed-al-Fayed.