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The bundles were smuggled into Lvov (then spelled Lwow) by collaborative Czech railway men; Willy Stahl picked them up at the train station and carried them back to Ignace Poretsky at the underground cell, which was literally underground, since it operated out of the basement of an orphanage. The two comrades and their helpers quickly distributed the dangerous papers out on the street. Probably the literature included the Polish CP journal, Swit (Dawn), which promoted the Russian Bolshevik point of view.
Last Days 35. A Botched Job 36. Who Killed Krivitsky? 37. The Suicide Notes 38. The Impossible Suicide PART V Aftermath (February 1941–February 1996) 39. Running Amok 40. The FBI File 41. Fates 42. ” Walter G. Krivitsky, quoted in The New York Times, February 11, 1941 INTRODUCTION by Nigel West Walter Krivitsky was one of the first and most significant examples of that most remarkable phenomenon, the Soviet intelligence defector. The men and occasional women who succeeded in escaping from the GRU (Soviet military intelligence) and the KGB (Soviet civil intelligence) proved exceptionally useful to Western intelligence agencies both before and during the cold war by helping them to gain an insight into the Kremlin’s most secret activities and by identifying the overwhelming majority of Soviet spies and traitors arrested abroad.
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