Below is a rare picture of Hitler briefing his top brass. For years they claimed to know nothing about the Holocaust. But extraordinary secret recordings – made by the British – explode that myth.
Between 1942 and 1945, MI-19, a division of the British Directorate of Military Intelligence, created a number of Combined Services Detailed Interrogation Centres in and around London. The most important of these centers was at Trent Park, in North London. Sophisticated tapping equipment was installed, and secret gramophone recordings were made of conversations between German general staff officers. They were treated hospitably, provided with special rations of whisky and allowed regular walks on the grounds. The hidden microphones and listening devices allowed the British military (MI19) to gather important information and an intimate insight into the minds of the German military elite.
Following are some excerpts of the transcripts.
In one cell conversation, army General Edwin Graf von…
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