Interrogation nation : refugees and spies in Cold War Germany

Allen, Keith R. (Keith Richard), author

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  • Creator Keith R. Allen
  • Format Books
  • Publication Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, [2017]
  • Physical Details
    • xxxii, 276 pages ; 24 cm
  • ISBNs 9781538101513, 1538101513
  • OCLC ocn967186686


  • "Drawing on newly declassified espionage files, Keith R. Allen reveals long-hidden interrogation systems that were set up by Germany's Western occupiers to protect internal security and gather intelligence about the Soviet Union as the Cold War brought millions of refugees and tens of thousands of spies to Germany"--Provided by publisher.


  • Includes bibliographical references and index.


  • Introduction: Migrants, spies, and security in Cold War Germany -- Part I. Places -- The Allied enclave of West Berlin -- Debriefing in West Germany -- Part II. Personalities -- British initiators : Scientific, Technical and Intelligence Branch -- American liberators : the Counter Intelligence Corps -- West German administrators : the Federal Intelligence Service (BND) -- Part III. Practices -- Westward migration and East Germany's Stasi -- Shared approaches to security questioning -- Conclusion: Refugee screening : the past as prologue -- Appendix: The changing state of archival access
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