Antonia HUNT, aliases Tonia LYON-SMITH, ELLIS, Marie CORMET, Antoinette Louise SAVIER:...

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Details of KV 2/3552
Reference: KV 2/3552

Antonia HUNT, aliases Tonia LYON-SMITH, ELLIS, Marie CORMET, Antoinette Louise SAVIER: British. Trapped in France by the German invasion in 1940 at the age of 15, Antonia LYON-SMITH was kept as an office girl in the Sonderkommando Pannwitz Gestapo office in Paris where an officer named Karl GAGL apparently fell in love with her. She had been arrested because of a letter she had written on behalf of the resistance movement led by Claude SPAAK. She was questioned after the war but was reticent about her relationship with GAGL and her connection with SPAAK's organisation, which assisted in the escape of Leopold TREPPER, the principal Soviet agent in the Rote Kapelle network

Note: Serial 3a: 1945 letter from GAGL attempting to make contact with Antonia LYON-SMITH through her father's bank. Serial 14a: report of interview with Antonia Lyon-Smith in March 1946. Serial 30a: extract of report of GAGL's interrogation in 1949
Date: 1942 Jun 15 - 1950 Jan 31
Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Former reference in its original department: PF 67252
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Closure status: Open Document, Open Description
Access conditions: Retained Until 2011
Record opening date: 26 August 2011

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