Ruth Werner, who was convicted of helping atomic spy Klaus Fuchs in the 1940s, died in Berlin at the age of 93. Werner, born Ruth Kuczynski to a Jewish family in Berlin, joined the Communist Party after seeing veterans of World War I begging on the streets of her native Berlin. Werner was never caught for her work in aiding Fuchs, who served nearly 10 years in a British prison for revealing U.S. and British atomic secrets to the Soviet Union.
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