In Stalin's Secret Service first appeared as a series of articles in The Saturday Evening Post in the spring and summer of 1939, and from the outset it was a controversial and momentous literary event, which revealed the inner workings of Stalin's police methods and secret policies. Many OGPU operations are described here for the first time by someone who was a key participant and in many cases an organizer.
Über den Autor und weitere Mitwirkende
Walter G. Krivistky was the pseudonym of Samuel Ginsberg was born in the Western Ukraine and spoke 6 languages. He joined the Bolshevik party and became part of the Cheka and later the GPU and NKVD based in The Hague in the Netherlands. During the great purges of 1937 he defected and arrived in the United States in 1938 with his wife and child. He wrote a series of articles published in the Saturday Evening Post in 1939-1940 that became the material for this book. Krivitsky was extensively debriefed by MI5 in London where he nearly unmasked Kim Philby and Donald Maclean. In February 1941 he was found dead in a hotel in Washington DC.
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