Gian Trepp in conversation with Jo Lang, historian and former National Councillor.
The P 26 was a secret military cadre organization established during the Cold War. It was supposed to resist an occupation of Switzerland by the Soviet Union. There was no legal basis for the secret army financed by the then Federal Military Department. When P 26 was uncovered in the 1990 Fichen affair, the organisation had around 400 members. The secret army was then dissolved by the Federal Council and the files remained under lock and key until 2040.
During his time in parliament, Josef Lang, historian and former National Councillor, tried several times to make the files and reports on the P 26, which was dissolved in 1990, public. Unsuccessfully. Lang assumes that the P-26 files that recently disappeared from the DDPS in Berne have been deliberately erased.
Shortly before the disappearance of the P 26 files became known, French television broadcast an uncritical documentary film about P 26. Only veterans and supporters have their say in the film, which ignores the still unsolved death (murder?) of Lieutenant Colonel Herbert Alboth in 1990 in the P 26 sphere of influence.
Broadcast from 27/02/2018