Allied Psychological Warfare Division
November 1944 Blacklist
This database is based on the preliminary list of Germans involved in the media (compiled by the Psychological Warfare Division in November 1944) and were to be captured and/or questioned by Allied intelligence officers.
The list will often note where they thought the individual was located and whether the Allies thought the individual might be connected to the Nazi media/propaganda machinery. Though this list was quickly replaced as the reality of the occupation set in, many of the names found there way onto subsequent lists. Examples of the information gleaned from this list includes (the opinions expressed about the individuals listed below and appearing on the PWD Black List are those of the officers who had originally compiled the lists and may or may not be accurate reflections of the activities of the individual in question):
- Richard Angst: "Propaganda Ministerium spy (former Swiss citizen); Outdoor photographer. Was sent to Tokyo to work against American film interests."
- Dr. Werner Asendorf: "Ex-employee of United Press; had American wife; held position in American Section of RMVP; worked as eavesdropper on American correspondents." [Editor's note: He was interrogated on Sept. 25, 1947 by Interrogation Branch of the OCCWC for the United States Nuremberg War Crimes Trials].
- Tita Binz: "Office: Berlin W 8 Atelier Sandau, Unter den Linden 48, Residence: Berlin-Grunewald Auguste Victoria Strasse 91a. In July 1939 photographed Alfiere, Mussolini & Ciano by special permission." [Editor's notes: She died in 1970].
- Veit Harlan: "Actor, director and producer of UFA films. His name is officially linked with cultural policy of Nazis, a favourite of Dr. Goebbels, although he is not personally a violent Nazi."
- Toni Eyck: "Kurfuerstendamm 152. About 30 years old, actress. Ardent Nazi. Often seen at Hitler's parties."
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