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Approved For Release 2008/06/16 :CIA-RDP80-00810A005800130006-1 This material contains information affecting the National Defense of the United States within the meaning of the Espionage Laws, Title 18, U.S.C. Secs. 793 and 794, the transmission or revel- ation of which in any manner to an unauthorized person is prohibited by law. INFORMATION REPORT ~- COUNTRY Eaet Qermany SUBJECT Changes in the Ministry for Railway Affairs, now oalled Ministerium fuer Verkehr GATE OF INFO. PLACE ACQUIRED DATE ACQUIRED REPORT DATE DISTR. ?_.5 ,Tanury 1955 NO. OF PAGES 2 25X1 THE SOURCE EVALUATIONS IN THIS REPORT ARE DEFINITIVE. THE APPRAISAL OF CONTENT IS TENTATIVE. (FOR KEY SEE REVERSE) Z.. The 1Crust Ministry for Railway Affairs has undergone eom? ra25X1 drastio ohangeil~ whioh inoluded ohanging the name of the Ministry eo Ministry !or Transport (Ministesium fuer Yerkshr). In early lfovember ~g941- Minister Roman Ohwalsk wa? removed feo~ 1!li? (post and replaosd by Rr~rin Rramsr~ who had previously be++n Deputy Minister !or Operations. Ilothing is kno,lrn o! Qhwalsk. Rs disappeared without trao? after his removal. Th? roorganisation o! the Ministry had nob been oompieted as o! 10 Deoeeber 19~4~ and further ohange? sere expeoted. t~or~ever~ no indioation had bo+~n given a? I,o the loan the additional ohangoe would take. At that tine, Reinrioh Lindemann was still holding hid title of Deputy Minister !or Railroad !'aoilities (8ahnanlagen) and Riohard Dt~.imer oontinued to hold the post of Deputy Minir~ter for Organisation and Material Psoourem nt. Robert Mensel oontinued a? Deputy Minister !or 1~blitioaa ?dminis~rution. xonsel oome? from Upper Silesia., 2. In line ?ith his assumption of the post of Minister for Transport, Erwin Kramer moved hie olfioe from the Krausenetraeso Ministry build- ing to the offioe on Taubsnstrasse whioh houses the Minieter~s offiaee and the Politioal 4dministratioa. The latter department employs a total of some 50 persons and oooupies one-and-one-half floors of the Taubenetraseo building. 3. ~;hether as an outgrowth of the above-mentioned ohanges in the Mlnietry, or ae a result of a general increase in vigilanoe by Eaet German authar~- f ties ae a result of the ::. -. defca~#~ of the SED in the 5 Deoember ' x)54 West Berlin eledtions, the Ministry for Transport instituted a double oheok on all individuals entering or leaving the Ministry officeso In addition to the former usual identity dooument (Ausweie) oheok at the entranoe, ?mployee? and visitors are new required to obtain a speoial oard whioh i? issued to them after cleari~~g the first oheok, and ~hioh must be turned in anon leaving the building. In addition, there ie a daily and r~gular oheok .,a~' ~-11 briefosees and handbags 25X1 CRET '; ~. OiRR b~ X X X .. 25X1 Approved For Release 2008/06/16 :CIA-RDP80-00810A005800130006-1 Approved For Release 2008/06/16 :CIA-RDP80-00810A005800130006-1 carried in and out of the building by ~ereons leaving the premieeao This latter check is intended to apprehend anyone taking classified material or correspondence out of the building without proper authorm iagtion, even if only for the purpoa-e of working on the material at nighto (.?i)111Ti1(` q~~ ~ `:(~C~ fi~,~S.t: ~iYl ~]~21A61 ti1J7?:L. ZE:~ i::r~ p . ~~a~~r Approved For Release 2008/06/16 :CIA-RDP80-00810A005800130006-1