Walter Krivitsky

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Person.png Walter Krivitsky   SpartacusRdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
(spook, defector)
Walter Krivitsky.jpg
BornSamuel Ginsberg
June 28, 1899
Podwołoczyska, Austria-Hungary
Died1941-02-10 (Age 41)
Washington DC, USA
Cause of death
gunshot to the head
NationalityAustrian, French
Victim ofpremature death
A spook and defector


"On 19th June, 1956, James Angleton and Richard Helms had a meeting to discuss the death of Walter Krivitsky. Kern points out that all of their conversation is withheld from the public, in part for reasons of national security. "An appeal of this decision to the FBI brought the reply that the material in question was classified by the CIA and one should appeal to this agency. An appeal to the CIA brought the reply that the document was generated by the FBI and one should appeal to that agency. Thus the memo falls between two chairs, and the nation remains safe and secure." [1]