About intelNews
Expert news and commentary on intelligence, espionage, spies and spying, by Dr. Joseph Fitsanakis and Ian Allen.

2 Responses to News you may have missed #779

  1. AlbertE. says:

    Is this Schindler any relation to the famous Oskar Schindler? I only ask because prior to WW2 Oskar was a case officer for the German Abwehr [military intelligence] operating in Czechoslovakia. A little known fact but does it not change around the entire perspective of Oskar and the Schindler’s List in that Canaris and the Abwehr was anti-Nazi?

  2. intelNews says:

    @AlbertE.: Good question. Oskar Schindler’s role in the Abwehr is generally overlooked in historical accounts. There doesn’t appear to be a link between him and Gerhardt Schindler (English CV – pdf), though. Incidentally, the fear that Canaris’ work for MI6 could be exposed, partly led to the decision to assassinate Reinhardt Heidrich in 1942. Fascinating stuff. [JF]

We welcome informed comments and corrections. Comments attacking or deriding the author(s), instead of addressing the content of articles, will NOT be approved for publication.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: