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December 21, 2016
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October 30, 2008
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September 23, 1955
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Approved For Release 2008/10/30: CIA-RDP80-0081 OA008000090005-2 developments and models were microfilmed, and these reportedly were not destroyed. Since January 1954, however, the general practice of micro- filming all drawings and blueprints of new inventions and development waz had been discontinued for the sake of economyT-aost?;of}tb 'Sd:ld rnents =at rtet considered lost. Much of the material can be;* cbch+ ::; d by having either DATE OF INFO PLACE ACQUI DATE ACQUIR 23 September 1955 25X1 IL_ THE SOURCE EVALUATIONS IN THIS REPORT ARE DEFINITIVE. THE APPRAISAL OF CONTENT. IS TENTATIVE. (FOR KEY SEE REVERSE) 1.- The Standardization Section of VEB -Carl /Zeiss, Jena was destroyed-.j.? by fire on 30 July 1955. This section we$ located on the fifth floor of' 25X1 a building in the main plant. The fire w&8 reportedly caused by careless. news of Standardization Section Chief Maehrklet (fnu), who failed to disconnect a hot plate located in his office; he was immediately placed under arrest. When the fire progrosaed to such a point that the local East German fire fighting4 personnel could not control it, Soviet troops were called upon for assistance. The fire lased from 5 p.m. until 11 p.m. 2. The Standardization Section housed ':photostat and microfilming equip. dent for use by the entire plant. The most important itetllslocoted in this section were the original bluepririta... of all produots manufactured or developed by the plant. The majority of-the blue nta... were stored in wooden filing cabinets and were ,. ,. destroyed; some had been filed in metal cabinets; but they-were badly damaged. Stock records were also filed in this section. 3. Untilka Jfinuary 1954, most blueprints and drawings of .. , - new production INFORMATION REPOB;r East Germany This material contains information affecting the National Defense of the United States within the meaning of the Espionage Laws, Title 18, U.S.C. cs. 793 and 794, the transmission or revel- ion of which in any manner to an unauthorized rson is prohibited by law. VEB Carl Zeiss, Jena: Standardization DATE DISTR. Section Destroyed by Fire original development engineers repeat their work, or by collating It is believed that this will take several months. Responsible officials of VEB Carl Zeiss, Jena, estimated the damage caused by the fire at several million DMEO STATE $ ARMY x NAVY x AIR X FBI AEC Approved For Release 2008/10/30: CIA-RDP80-0081 OA008000090005-2 Approved For Release 2008/10/30: CIA-RDP80-0081 OA008000090005-2 Approved For Release 2008/10/30: CIA-RDP80-0081 OA008000090005-2