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Paltschik + Langer

Paltschik + Langer


25.3.1943

In east Prussia in the space of the Tilsit – Insterburg were landed by soviet paratroopers, the German communist emigrant and engineer Achim Tristan Paltschik – Karel Polak (25.11.1910) and locksmith Ernest Langer (1900), both of jewish origin. It was the intelligence group, which should act in Moravia. Their task was to create a news network and radio communication in favor of the soviet GRU. Been considered with the use of several persons, united with the pre-war activity of the soviet intelligence officer Leonid Mochov. Shortly after the drop had occurred to their arrest and after interrogation in Königsberg and Berlin were turned over to the gestapo in Brno for further use in the radio protihře LÖWE. A resident and a telegraph operator was Paltschik, on which the interest of the gestapo full attention then, when he agreed to cooperate. Langer was imprisoned in Mauthausen and Moscow were reported in the first telegram, that he killed himself in the jump. In jail got to see the end of the war. Paltschik was remanded in custody to a special regime under the code on behalf of the Pelican. Would he encode and decode a radio correspondence with the moscow headquarters and aired on their radio station TENSOR, controlled by the German radistou. Attention of the gestapo mainly focused on the search for a few dead shells, mostly by the wayside in the Olomouc region and Přerovsku. They were empty and on fixed-term appointments with no one absent. Most of them were gestapo known already from the year 1941, from the interrogation when captured by soviet paratroopers. The conclusion of the gestapo was clear: the soviet intelligence service knows about the arrest of their marines, not with this space other connections and is attempting to revive the pre-war network. It indeed was confirmed by examination of the several contact addresses that were given to the paratroopers in Moscow. Some of the addressees were already arrested or executed, such as Antonin Kos from Lužice, maintained in Moscow under the code name PEPI. However, they remained more addresses that were examined. Captured the resident to the gestapo in any way release for action in the field and used for these cases skydiver Jan Kasíka that from 1941 he served as a confidence man MO 79 for the gestapo in Moravska Ostrava. Now posing as Paltschika. Gradually visited Methodius Uherka ml. of Vacenovice, held in Moscow as an agent OF-THAT-WOULD and Zdeněk Bohuslav Brno - Žabovřesk, which had the code name of the SPRING. Only in his case, examples were found of positive cooperation and Bohuslav was imprisoned in Mauthausen. Kasík further contacted a German citizen Walter Reiner, a manufacturer of Upper Počernice. The GRU assigned by the code name ADONIS. Paltschikovi in Moscow they showed his photograph and for the contact with him gave him a postcard of one of the paris hotel and 750 US dollars, which he returns sure Laurel. Reiner responded positively, he was arrested and obtained for cooperation with the gestapo. The moscow headquarters were then reported to the false agents of DOOM and MEMPHIS. According to the instructions of the moscow headquarters of the GRU establish the gestapo a few dead boxes. The first was at the central cemetery in Brno, the second in brno quarry On the Svratka, the third at the station in Přerov and the other two were established in Moravian Ostrava. Only you have a practical importance, because in them wore couriers GRU from Krakow money, and spare parts for Paltschikovu radio station. These supplies were several. Radio adversarial was led by a criminal employee of the brno gestapo, Rudolf Königem up to 7. may 1945, when it was in Jihlava terminated, the dossier burned, Paltschik released and included to transport German refugees, bound for Austria..
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