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Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2011/09/27: CIA-RDP80-00809A000600370672-5 CLASSIFICATION CONFi~ENT~AL CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION FROM FOREIGN DOCUMENTS OR RADIO BROADCASTS CD No. COUNTRY German Democratic Republic, DATE OF INFORMATION 1950 SUBJECT HOW PUBLISHED WHERE PUBLISHED DATE PUBLISHED LANGUAGE Military; Paramilitary Daily, thrice-weekly newspapers Sweden; Germany 18 Nov - 22 Dec 1950 THIS DOCUMENT CONTAINS INFORMATION AFFECTING THE NATIONAL OFFENSE Or THE UNITED STATES WITHIN THE MEANING OF ESPIONAGE ACT SO U. S. C.. SI AND 32. AS AMENDED. ITS TRANSMISSION OR THE REVELATION OF ITS CONTENTS IN ANT MANNER TO AN UNAUTHORIZED PERSON IS PRO' HIBITED ST LAW. REPRODUCTION OF THIS FORM IS PRONIBITED. DATE DIST. .19 Jan 1951 NO. OF PAGES 2 SUPPLEMENT TO REPORT NO. THIS IS UNEVALUATED INFORMATION REPORT EAST ZONE TROOP MOVEMENTS, NEW AIRFIELD; NAZI-COMMUNIST COOPERATION INCREASING SUPPLY TROOPS BROUGHT FORWARD, FIGHTERS LANDED -- Stockholm, Svenska Dag- bladet, 22 Dec 50 Bonn, 21 December ( venska Dagbladet's Germany Editor) -- The Soviets ap- pear to have begun to move in the East Zone. It is reported that extensive troop movements have been observed, that supply troops have been brought for- ward from Poland to East Germany, and that a large number of fighter aircraft have landed at East German airfields, where reinforcement measures are being pushed. It is difficult of judge the significance of the various frgaments of in- formation from here. Everything indicates, in the opinion of this correspon- dent, that large troop movements have been goind on for several days. It is not believed likely that an attack is imminent, but this possibility must not be completely discarded. REPORTS AIRFIELD FOR SOVIET JETS IN BERLIN -- Stockholm, Svenska Dagbladet, 10 Dec 50 A new airfield for Soviet jet fighter aircraft has been set up at Werneu- chen in northern Berlin. According to newspaper reports, the airf'eld has five runways, each 3 kilometers long. The requisite land was seized, and the owners received no compensation. REPORTS EX-WEHRMACHT OFFICERS COOPERATING WITH SOVIETS -- Stockholm, Morgon Tidningen, 18 Nov 50 Berlin, 17 November -- During the past few days, new facts have come to light concerning cooperation between the Soviets and a group of former German military men. These men are a strictly separate grot, from the ge ierals who placed themselves at the disposal of the so-called People's Police in the East Zone. They are making preparations for the day when "Soviet tanks will roll westward." STATE ARMY Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2011/09/27: CIA-RDP80-00809A000600370672-5 Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2011/09/27: CIA-RDP80-00809A000600370672-5 I The most interesting fact in this connection is that a number of the Nazis who fled to Argentina are actively engaged in this cooperation. One of these Nazi officers, former Luftwaffe Colonel Rudel, has very recently been on an illegal visit in West Germany. He came to Germany via Switzer- land. It is said that he traveled in West Germany for a couple of weeks, establishing contact with, in most cases, young officers. Panzer General Guderian is said to be one of the older officers whom he contacted. Rudel and his group, which operates in cooperation with a number of former SS leaders headed by Skorzeny, offer as their main argument the thesis that Germany cannot be defended by less than 100 divisions. It is impossible to set up such a force. Therefore, Rudel says, there is nothing to do but "let the Soviet tanks roll." The group argues further that the Soviets will decide to treat the Germans relatively well. Rudel and his men see their big chance in a Soviet occupation of West Germany, Should such an occupation occur, they expect the Bonn government to flee to Britain. In such a situation, an illegal Nazi organization could appear openly; likewise, the military apparatus could be brought to life. The incorrigible Nazi officers feel a bitter hatred toward their military colleagues who were involved in the conspiracy against Hitler which mani- fested itself in the attempt on Hitler's life on 10 July 1944. In a more moderate form, there are also Nazi-Communist tendencies in the so-called Bruderschaft, which in early November held its first national meet- ing in Bielefeld. One of the leaders of this group is the former officer Franke-:rieksch, who in an interview with a Swiss newspaper attacked the gov- ernment in Bonn for being "too strongly oriented toward the West." It is significant that Hanna Hiimler, Heinrich Himmler's daughter, and a couple of other Nazi leaders were among those invited to Bielefeld. At the last minute, however, the invitations were "ithdrawn, as the sponsors of the meet- ing felt that this might give rise to disturbances. -- Willy Brandt Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2011/09/27: CIA-RDP80-00809A000600370672-5