Nazi refugee turned Gestapo spy : the life of Hans Wesemann, 1895-1971 / James J. Barnes and Patience P. Barnes
- Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2001
Includes bibliographical references and index
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Annotation Details the life of Hans Wesemann, a German refugee in Britain during the inter-war period, who became a Gestapo spy responsible for collecting information about his fellow refugees abroad.
Annotation Why would a journalist who was an ardent socialist and an anti-Nazi during the waning years of the Weimer Republic decide to go to work for the Gestapo abroad? Hans Wesemann, a veteran of World War I and a successful journalist, fled his native Germany in 1933 after writing a number of anti-Nazi articles. Once in Britain, he found life difficult and dull, and thus, for a number of reasons, agreed to furnish the German Embassy in London with information about other refugees. Inevitably, Wesemann became ensnared in his own treachery and suffered the consequences.
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