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Interrogating Soviet Spies
German Intelligence on the Eastern Front
163 pages; 14 chapters and 1 appendix
Interrogating Soviet Spies is an e-book, part of QuikManeuvers.com’s
Abwehr series, which is based upon German intelligence reports of military
intelligence combat on the Eastern Front in World War II. Forget your soft
leftist rules of engagement. This e-book provides the distilled essence of what
German Intelligence learned on the Eastern Front. No matter where you
look, you will not find another book like Interrogating Soviet Spies. It is
replete with secret intelligence information smuggled out of the USSR. If you
want to know how interrogation should be conducted, and you have the
necessary hardened, ruthless men capable of doing what is necessary to beat
the tyrannical enemy, then Interrogating Soviet Spies is for you. It will tell you
how to carry out interrogation methods that are just as useful today as
they were on the Eastern Front, when German intelligence practiced them
daily. All you will need then, is guts and a strong stomach.
“The interrogation of suspected Soviet persons and witnesses was one of the chief duties of German counterintelligence.
That interrogation obtained over 50% of the reliable intelligence information acquired by German intelligence on the
Eastern Front. Interrogation provides a rich bounty of intelligence if interrogators know how to extract it.
During World War II, from 1941 to 1945, the German Abwehr (intelligence) steadily improved its systems and methods of
interrogation on the Eastern Front. These improvements were based on studies of the interrogation methods of the
NKVD, of the Soviet special mission teams, and later of the Smersh units and the influence exerted by the Soviet
assistants employed by the Germans.
Interrogations were officially divided into three categories. The category of interrogation used by German interrogators
depended on the necessity of obtaining quick results and on the nature of the person to be interrogated.
- 1st Degree: Simple interrogation was applied in the cases of all prisoners of war and other persons not under special
- 2nd Degree. Special interrogation, in which pressure was exerted by various means, was applied in the case of persons
under particular suspicion or whose guilt was proved by evidence
- 3rd Degree. Extraordinary interrogation permitted the application of physical coercion but this sort of interrogation was
permitted only in the presence of a doctor and when it was a decisive importance, for the performance of an operation,
and/or to obtain results rapidly.”
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