Gerhard Menzel, 89, claims he was arrested 1946 in
Hamburg on suspicion of being a Communist spy and was sent on to a
British-run jail in Bad Nenndorf.
According to Mr. Menzel, he was tortured for up to 16
days by British interrogators who he said used “Gestapo methods” against
Between June 1945 and July 1947, British intelligence
was operating in Germany, questioning soldiers and SS officers, Hitler’s
associates and suspected Communists.
During that time, the Bad Nenndorf prison held over 400
inmates, including 44 women. Some of them committed suicide or died of
In 1948, several Bad Nenndorf officers were brought
before a court-martial after Scotland Yard conducted an inquiry into
abuse of war prisoners.
Voice of Russia, RIA