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Spy Richard Sorge
Fuchu city and Koganei city.
  • Tama Cemetery is very large.
  • Look.
  • Here is the grave of the spy of the Soviet Union.
  • Who is he?
  • Richard Sorge.
  • What did he do?
  • He was born in Azerbaidjan in 1895.
  • His father was German and Russian mother.
  • Where is Azerbaidjan?
  • The north of Iran.
  • What has become of him since then?
  • Sorge moved in Berlin at 3 years old.
  • He went to the Berlin University.
  • And, he enters the German army.
  • Japanese don't know a lot about the geography of this area.
  • Yeah.
  • Sorge met a female college student during hospitalization.
  • He learned the socialism theory from her.
  • And, The Russian Revolution broke out.
  • When is it?
  • In 1917.
  • What is the socialism?
  • The theory that German Karl Heinrich Marx thought.
  • This structure reduce economic disparity and stabilizes a country.
  • In other words?
  • They can distribute uneven property in capitalism.
  • The United States is capitalism.
  • This is the capitalism of the times when there are King or a noble.
  • I see.
  • The communism which applied socialism was born.
  • What is the communism?
  • Share profit in the whole country.
  • Is it the Soviet Union?
  • Lenin caused a revolution.
  • And the Soviet Union was established.
  • What was Sorge doing?
  • He entered the German Communist Party in 1919.
  • Sorge was still a German.
  • What happened to Germany?
  • Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei was established in 1920.
  • Adolf Hitler held power.
  • Where was Sorge?
  • When Joseph Stalin ruled over the Soviet Union in 1922,
  • Sorge entered the Soviet Union Communist Party.
  • And, he became a secret agent in Soviet Union Red Army troops.
  • What is the Red Army?
  • The czarist of Russia was White Army.
  • Revolution group of the communism was Red Army.
  • The Red Army caused a revolution and made the Soviet Union.
  • Yeah.
  • Why is Red?
  • The color of the blood of the worker.
  • Why did Sorge come to Japan?
  • Sorge was dispatched in Shanghai in 1930.
  • He met Hotsumi Ozaki.
  • Is he Japanese?
  • Yes. He was journalist of the communist.
  • Sorge disguised himself as a German newspaper reporter
  • and came to Japan in 1933.
  • Did his disguise not come out?
  • He didn't speak Russian.
  • And, he didn't come into contact with a Japanese communist.
  • He camouflaged Nazis party member.
  • The Soviet Union thought that Germany attacked from the west
  • and Japan attacked from east.
  • Attack on both sides.
  • But Japan decided to strike the Southern Asia.
  • Sorge told the information to the Soviet Union.
  • And, the Soviet Union concentrated on war with Germany.
  • When did Sorge hold?
  • He was arrested in 1941.
  • He was executed in Sugamo Prison in 1944.
  • A spy is indispensable to war.
  • This is such as the movie.
  • But it is a true story.
  • My talk is over.
  • Then let's come back to our office.