Unmasking a spy

Who was Karel Richter?

What to expect in the onsite workshop:

In this onsite workshop students explore documents taken from Secret Security Service files compiled during the Second World War. Pupils piece together the story of German spy Karel Richter. This session develops student’s history detective skills and encourages them to form arguments supported with evidence.

The two-hour workshop is led by an experienced history educator in an inspiring learning space at The National Archives in Kew.


This session supports schools focusing on a thematic study in British history (beyond 1066).

Connections to the curriculum: History, English (spoken language).

Available as: On site workshop. Find out more about the types of session we offer.

Session options

This session is delivered as a:


at The National Archives

2 hours

Available: All year

Cost: Free to UK schools

Suitability: Key stage 2

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Contact us

All activities must be booked in advance.

Tel: +44 (0)20 3908 9162

Email: education@nationalarchives.gov.uk