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July 20, 1953
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ApRM%V0@Uni26"/30 : CIA-RDP80-00810A00210 25X1 COUNTRY -REP!~RT !V . Va ?ious railroad Information C.onnectec: with the in 'Past Ger a nv and Poland { TOPIC 25 ,)ALUATI0N, j 2 MATE OF CONTEN DATE OBTAINED REFERENCES__ L.JLACE OBTAINED-__j PAGES 2 ENCLOSURES (NO. & TYPE)____ REMARKS_..I 25X1 25X1 25X1 25X1 25X1 1, the railroad bridge over the Oder river at Fran er a ,een made unserviceable by sa-otage acts and that also other bridges on the Frankfurt/Oder-Brest Litovsk railroad line had allegedly been demolished. Some of the eastbound traffic was tieing rerouted via Kuestrin.l 25X1 2. the details of the Polish militia at Kohlfu t (Weglinice) and 25X1 Wehrkirch Bilawa/Doles) were reinforced. Transit traffic through Horka con- 25X1 tinued smoothly. raffic on the Frankfurt/ Oder--Brest, Litovsk ne was sus en , an rerouted via Stettin. 25X1 numerous bridges had been. demal1shed, by parti#- . sans in Poland,-'- 25X1 3. I Iexcept for the Transport Division all the SCC a~encies ? a.z ac e. to e -reg. awes regional railroad headquarters had. been dissolved the 5CC agency attached to the Cottbus regional railroad headquarters ~ad been deactivated. However, the :ACC Transport. Division continued functioning. in Fast rirany; I uprising a. Many workers of the railroad repair installations joined the strike movement while only few orArational personnel took part. b. On the whole, freight traffic was nori:a2. Passenger traffic was temporarily interrupted by order of various railroad agencies with a view to prevent striking workers from moving into large cities, particularly to Berlin. Thus, for instance, trains occupied by demonstrating workers were not dis- patched from Rathenow to Berlin on 17 June. SED functionaries employed by tl i.e East German railroads were attacked by the workers, and some of them were thrown into a canal. CLASSIFICATION SECRE TA 25X1 Approved For Release 2005/06/30 : CIA-RDP80-00810A002100620006-4 Approved For Release 2005/06/30 : CIA-RDP80-0081OA002100620006-4 SECRET .m F, q 25X1 C.1 MT- personnel were employed for the guarding of railroad Lr ges s.n vital railroad imtallatipns. The sane observations were made regarding public utility plants and adninistzative boil- dings in the zone. i e: !en$s, 'Riis inforr:atton agrees with reports I I according to which the Frankfurt/4der-Erest Litovsk trunk line, the rein Soviet supply route,, was made unusable because of demolition work on bridges and tracks. Traffic had to be rerouted. 2. a0aan&. Previously, an SCC agency and a railroad transportation headquarters had been attached to each East German regional railroad headquarters. The former, which was composed of Soviet railroad per.onnels was assigned the mission of supervising the entire traffic in the railroad district concerned.. The railroad transportation headquarters, which is composed of officers, is a military agency charged with the supervision of military traffic. After the replacement of the SCC by a High Commission the SCC agencies attached to the regional railroad headquarters appear to have been dissolved. SECRET 25X1 25X1 Approved For Release 2005/06/30 : CIA-RDP80-0081OA002100620006-4