GERMANY: The Apparatus

Ernst Wollweber is a master craftsman. His trade is trouble. A short, pudgy Communist of 52, with a fat, pockmarked face that has rarely been photographed, he sits at a bureaucrat's desk in the former Luftwaffe headquarters in Berlin. Ostensibly, he busies himself with the mundane details of shipping to & from Communist Germany. Actually, Ernst Wollweber is boss of an enterprise called the Wollweber Apparatus, which channels illegal trade in strategic supplies to the Communists.

A Complete Boiler Plant. The apparatus also handles sabotage and espionage, spreading discontent, and setting off occasional riots among the West Germans. But its...

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