The Obst. Rudolph
Count Joseph Ledebur - Wicheln
Status: 22 October 2018
We will start with the Friedrich Rudolph case.
He once was the Alst Leiter of Abwehr (I) Stelle, in Paris
between roughly - June 1940 and spring 1944
The latter date is an estimation, as we will encounter different data from the various sources interrogated, just in 1945 - 1946.
Supplemented as usual with my additional comments, always recognisable as: (AOB, my comment)
Since 22 October a new document belonging to the same complex has been attached onto our website: Pheiffer KV 2/267 But this latter document makes more sense - when you first have digested the below noticed files: on Rudoph and Graf Joseph Ledebur.
Photo taken during the time of his imprisonment 1945 - early 1946
Our contribution will, Deo volente, consist of two sections:
First, dealing with the history of Friedrich Rudolph, once Alst (Abwehrleitstelle) in Paris. Their famous location was, mainly, in Hotel Lutetia.
Of course, I have made a selection, as to pass-on to our readers the various bits-and-pieces in an optimal manner.
Nevertheless, some doublets, in various contexts are inevitable.
KV 2/266 Friedrich Rudolph, Leiter Alst Paris 1940 up to spring 1944
The next succession is about the Austrian: Count Joseph Ledebur - Wicheln
who under-took subversive actions in Paris (and elsewhere), during his time he stayed there.
The Count Joseph Ledebur - Wicheln Case
Joseph Count Ledebur - Wicheln
KV 2/159 Graf Josef Ledebur - Wicheln
(Count Josef Ledebur - Wicheln)
May I wonder? British files aren't very accurate in regard to true names; a "Count" born certainly had been baptised with more names than a single one!
To be continued in due course
By Arthur O. Bauer