ALIENS: Into the Night

Richard Julius Herman Krebs, alias Richard Anderson, alias Richard Peterson, alias Richard Williams, alias Rudolf Heller, alias Otto Melchior, alias Jan Valtin was born in Germany 37 years ago. Last week the Justice Department ordered him sent back there after the war.

As author of the best-selling Out of the Night, which he wrote under the name of Jan Valtin, hulking, gap-toothed Richard Krebs had shocked U.S. readers with his offhand account of a lurid, turbulent life as an agent of both the Ogpu and Gestapo. He later admitted he had added the...

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