Interrogations by British intelligence units?

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Interrogations by British intelligence units?

Post by Verdensia » 23 Sep 2020 20:57

I heared that in 1945 and maybe after, British intelligence units interrogated all NSDAP members in the area of Verden.

If so, can anybody guide me towards the sources, please? Are there records in the National Archives?

Thanks in advance

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Re: Interrogations by British intelligence units?

Post by Reader3000 » 26 Sep 2020 14:57

This might have been the FSS units. But I am not an expert on British history. Could some expert maybe tell where the records are kept?

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Re: Interrogations by British intelligence units?

Post by steve248 » 20 Dec 2020 12:25

I doubt British intelligence officers had the resources to question everyone in Verden after the war. What would be the reason? Most people in Verden were probably civilians with some ex servicemen. German armed forces (army, navy, air force) were rounded up and placed in POW Cages; "automatic arrest" applied to all SS personnel and apparatchiks of the Nazi Party down to Kreisleiter. Checking the search engine for UK National Archives for "Verden" shows several war crimes trial held there between 1945 and 1947; and several war crimes investigations into the beating of shot-down Allied airmen in Verden. These may have involved the questioning of local Verden civilians but hardly the entire townsfolk.

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Re: Interrogations by British intelligence units?

Post by steve248 » 02 Feb 2021 11:30

I don't have any interest in the Far East campaign so I can't help you out.

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Re: Interrogations by British intelligence units?

Post by Tamari » 02 Feb 2021 11:46

Hi Joshua,

what is your specific question (area, issue and timeframe) regarding Malaya and interrogations conducted by British intelligence units like the FSS units?

I read some month ago Nick van der Bijl's book
Sharing the Secret: The History of the Intelligence Corps, 1940-2010 and remember that it covers also the Intelligence Corps's duties in the Far East to some extent.

I can have a look into this book again and maybe I will find a starting point for further researches for you.

Best regards
Robert

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Re: Interrogations by British intelligence units?

Post by Reader3000 » 03 Apr 2021 09:49

steve248 wrote:
20 Dec 2020 12:25
These may have involved the questioning of local Verden civilians but hardly the entire townsfolk.
Thanks, but I understood the initial question as pointed towards party members only, not the entire townsfolk. Also, when came the Far East into discussion here? :D

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