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September 2, 1953
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Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2010/01/06: CIA-RDP80-0081 OA001700320008-0 CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY INFORMATION REPORT COUNTRY USSR/East Germany SUBJECT Repatriation, of German Scientists This Document contains information affecting the Na- tional Defense of the United States, within the mean- ing of Title 18, Suctions 783 and 794, of the U.B. Code, as amended. Its transmission or revelation of its contents to or receipt by an unauthorized person is prohibited by law. The reproduction of this form is prohibited. REPORT 25X1 DATE DISTR. 2 September 1953 NO. OF PAGES .6 REQUIREMENT NO. RD 25X1 REFERENCES THE SOURCE EVALUATIONS IN THIS REPORT ARE DEFINITIVE. THE APPRAISAL OF CONTENT IS TENTATIVE. (FOR KEY SEE REVERSE) 1. The first transport from Gorodomlya Island to Germany left in January 1952. At that time the Soviet authorities promised that other transports would follow shortly. 2. On ,26 May anti .29 May the times of departure of the second and the transports were announced. The. second transport leave the island on 10 June, the third., on .13 .June. A ,courier from the -Ministry of Armaments arrived on the island by,plane With the orders for the transports. When the director received the order). he called a ,meeting, of the sector leaders, both Soviet and German, at which were present the official entrusted with the welfare of the Germans, Xlemenkov, and the chief of the First Department, thutoryanskiy. The director gave the German sector leaders the. 'names of German.specialists included in .;s : the transport. 25X1 STATE X IARMY X (NAVY AIR FBI AEC - i- 25 YEAR RE-RE\i Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2010/01/06: CIA-RDP80-0081OA001700320008-0 Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2010/01/06: CIA-RDP80-0081 OA001700320008-0 The German sector readers were charged with telling the men in their sectors that they were included in the list, and that they should be present at a tar meeting in the clubhouse on the next day. German specialists not included in the list were urged not to come to the meeting. 4. After checking the names, the director included the following points: a. The work was to continue until the day of departure. The director relented on this point and allowed work to stop three days before departure. b. All classified material had to be handed into the First Department, which had sign-out slips for it and could hold each person. responsible for the material charged to him. c. Everything made of material belonging to the institute had to be re- turned. This demand indicated that the director was aware that materials like wood.or metals had at times been passersby and converted,into objects for personal use. d. all furniture had to be crated the German specialists were responsible for the crating, and Soviet help could be used. only as it was available. Y he material for the crating was given the Germans free of cost. Many families had had their belongings packed for a long time anticipating a much earlier departure from the island. e. Every crated piece was to have a plywood sign nailed on it, indicating the name of the owner, the place from which it was shipped (Oetashkov), and the place to which it. as shipped. (Berlin). Each piece had to be numbered. f. All books and printed material had to be listed and inspected, The technical literature was inspected by the sector leaders of the depart- ments most closely related to the contents of the books. Books on construction, for instance, were inspected by Kiselgv. While the checks of the sector leaders were going:on,: the owners of the books had to be present. Written 25X1 material. was checked and could be taken along if .t passed the control. The lists of the written and printed materials were sent to Brest 25X1 5? Litovsk, where a final check was to be made. All photographs had to be inspected. Any that showed buildings were 25X1 taken away. Even photographs .of Nilkloster, on the north ahore'c-f Lake S li cry iaet~e coht'iec ted Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2010/01/06: CIA-RDP80-0081 OA001700320008-0 Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2010/01/06: CIA-RDP80-0081 OA001700320008-0 Iq Next 3 Page(s) In Document Denied Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2010/01/06: CIA-RDP80-0081 OA001700320008-0