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According to a book "Turncoat " by Murphy the prison register records “the condemned sheltered , in
1940 to 1941 , English soldiers secretly presently in occupied France ,
just as they encouraged young French and Belgians to enlist in the English Army. Duhayon and Carpentier did, moreover, collect important military information in the aim of communicating this to the enemy”. Murphy (p158) says Carpentier and Bruce were sentenced by a Nazi Tribunal in Berlin on 16 April 43 .
My request for assistance is Does anyone know where the "trial records " might be available to research? And whether their category change from simple prisoners to NN prisoners might have been recorded?
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Second, because the prisoners were taken to Germany and held in civilian or military jails, as opposed to concentration camps, shows this transfer was by the German Army and the Abwehr - not the Sicherheitspolizei.
Three lines of enquiry present themselves to my mind.
1. Bundesarchiv Freiburg/Breisgau (the military archive).
2. Bundesarchiv Berlin-Lichterfelde.
3. Landesarchiv Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf (included responsibility for Dortmund affairs).
Write a short note asking if they have German military tribunal records from whatever time and place, and sentences carried out in civilian jails at such a place and time. Don't go overboard with the names of victims as this will cloud the issue at this stage. You can write in English but they will respond in German.
You can find their addresses on the web.
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