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December 30, 1948
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Approved For Release 1999/09/p8 : CIA-RDP82-00457R00220032099PA2g ^I AC%L11M^A*?1^Kt CENTRAL INTELLIG EE AGENCY SMS -? v. is mar. WFOR 11ON REPORT CD NO. COUNTRY Gem (Russian Zone) 25X1A2g r M7 "I T Vt.L In ac- or .i --. ?. _t; ct a the( SUBJECT Soviet Measures to Further Tighten the 0. OF PAGES 2 PLACE ACQUIRE DATE OF 25X1X6 25X1X6 __7 1111.111,131, Tot ~i ',rtci ?: 0 the Artgviit of #,v re- I I.ext R ,Ies Late: [cog v :,. REPORT NO. ATE DISTR. 30 December 1948 UPPLEMENT TO EPORT NO. 1. The head of the Krimival Dtroktion of the East Berlin Police stated on 29 December 19/48 that the complete sealing of Soviet Sactor streets leading into the *stern sectors is to be carried out soon. With the exception of a few main thoroughfares, the streets will be closed with wooden barriers., Traffic through the streets remaining open will be closely checked b,-r foot patrols. Vehicles attempting to pass from the Soviet Sector to the western without a proper police permit are to be summarily confiscated. Doarrcentt Police officials are aware that it is impossible to hertletically seal the sector boundaries. It is assumed that the Soviets want to show their strength by the control of motor traffic and add further discomforts to life in Berlin. 2. The following measures are being taken to increase sector boundary controls: a. Paul I.9arkgraf stated at a meeting of his staff on 10 December 1948 that the auxiliary police (Wachpolizo would be absorbed into the uniformed police (Schutzpolizei). b. The duties of the aux0ary police are to be taken over by civilian guards. e. On 21 December according to the t:arkgraf I{rit. Direktion, the sector boundary patrols were increased-by 1000 men. Police dogs were to be used. d. According to a less reliable sub-source, 2000 Land Saxony paramilitary police garrisoned in Berlin-Friedrichahagen are to be absorbed into the soviet Sector police on 23 December, 25X1A6a C, en t: There are 1300 auxcary police in the Soviet Sector. If the above figures are correct, this means that the uniformed police of the Soviet Sector hate been strengthened by 3300.) 3. Increased control of U-Bahr and S-Babn passengers at the sector boundaries began on 26 December. Police are under instructions to confiscate all packages larger than brief cases. There is no legal basis for such confiscation. Markgraf was instructed by the Central Komendatura to issue a police proclama.. tion Justifying the action. The police net with scattered resistancd from outraged passengers. Railroad personnel showed passive resistance and In many cases, gave passengers warning or conconled parcels. As a result police assigned to this daty are being strengthened. VN1NG NOTICE: THIS DISTRIBUTION LISTINCVIUST BE EXC MASS[ CATION-SE PUKICRIE AIR g DOIFIA 12- 77 a s. Ci _I D TO: $ Autkt- D" A ,-77 -763 Date: 1 By --~~ DP82-00457R0022003 000 -8 Document No. NO. CHANGE in Class. DECLASSIFIED Approved For Release 1Q,99/09/08 : CIA-RDP82-00457R002200320008-8 sU 1rTRaL INTi LIGEIWE AGENCY 4 25X1A2g The question of sector boundary passes for xis.-?dents of the ? o thrn. s ,tons working in the Soviet Sector will not be settled, according to VAX instructions to the M .rkgraf Police Presidium, until 1 torch. ::.9494. Such persons, rncanwhilo~ are al proot,ed as before if the?are not transporting merchandise. Caxrr.1e~nfi;s Sae also on Brandenburg Police surer to tighten the blockade. 25X1A6a 25X1A2g Approved For Release 1999/09/08 : CIA-RDP82-00457R002200320008-8