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November 24, 1948
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Approved ForiRe&eas Date: 0 ULAS`bII?IUA1IU ?~ 1 '.1 ARM, lT1I W--. 197A f crfl CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGrNCY / REPORT NO. ONFOR 99A11ON REPO SUBJECT Now $trikos Planned by 25X1A6a Austrian Coimiunists PLACE ACQUIRED I25X1X6 NO. OF PAGES 25X1 A2g NO. OF ENCLS. (LISTED RELOWI SUPPLEMENT TO REPORT NO. I. The immediate air of the Austrian Communist Party is the calling of new strikes over the in;!e question. The mistakes of the strikes which were held during the autumn of 1945 are being studied in an effort to train Corrrnunist trade union personnel and to increase the infiltration of the unions. 2. Strike procedure was discussed in a Central Committee meeting on 13 November. Fxanz Rohner, Ernst Fischer, and Friedl Fuernberg were aasi?ned to di- rect the strike committee. Other members of this committee are Theodor .1-faller, Josef Launcher, Dr. Ludwig Soswslnki, Gottlieb Fiala, and Otto Horn. The direction of the strike committee had previously been ITonner's sole responsibility. The Austrian General Friedrich Franek, who recently returned from a I1 camp in Russia, is to organize the strategic operations of the Comm-mist Party (strikes, dicturbancec, or !,hatever armed action Yairht be feasible). General Franek,.after rrakiw some initial visits to the Central Cor.Imittee, has discontinued overt contact i.iith the Party. On ]/+ and 15 November, Johann Koplenig,,Honner, Fuernberg, and Baron Manfred 25X1 A6'a Mauthner- arkhof at at the Central Committee building. On 14 November, Nhutbner-4-farkhof's car was parked for four hours in front of General Franok'o house. C moats This lends credibility to several recent reports which sa t flauthaor-Markhof was ingratiating hinsslf with the Comma niets by means of goneroue financial contributions.) 4. The Central Committee is now drawing up a list for the purging of Party mem- 25X1X6 bxirs with nationalist tendencies. Iagenbuchner, Communist Landesleiter oC ? Austria, is considered to be the leader of the nationalist opposition. n i The Corrurists call this opposition an "illegl underground"; Erna Fischer is not considered to be implieate'1.) WARNING NOTICE: "'I+? STATH `;ld NAVV DISTRIBUTT _ CLASSIFICATIWISEQ;; RG IUBLI ;ep?IBUTION LISTING MUST BE ELEASE OI THIS DOCUMENT. Approved For Release 1999/09}08 : CIA- Approved For Release 1999/09/08 : CIA-RDP82-00457R002100210010-8 SECRET/CONTROL - U.S. OFFICIA CENTRAL INT1 LLIGENCE AGENCY .,...2-? 5. Franz Honner will noon proceed to Moscow in an effort to speed the release of Austrian RI's. The recent unfavorable publicity which the rivalry between Fischer and Fuernberg has evoked will make Fischer's intervention in Moscow inadvisable. 6. Gusti Fina37.*r (sic) and Laurenz Genneraare to represent the Austrian Conmu- nist Party at a Connor et conference In Hungary. The date of the.conference is as yet unknown. U. S. OFFICIALS ONLY Approved For Release 1999/09/08 : CIA-RDP82-00457R002100210010-8 25X1A2g