New Trent Park Research Project
Posted 23 May 2012 - 04:12 PM
Working from Trent Park, the squad of decoders – most of whom were Jews who had fled persecution – recorded and transcribed private conversations between senior Nazi officials held as prisoners of war in the building, owned by the Sassoon family and previously a residence for Charlie Chaplin and Lawrence of Arabia.
In relaxed surroundings devoid of clues they were bugged, many of the officials felt comfortable enough to discuss key issues.
The interpreters’ knowledge, particularly of Germanic expressions and cultural traditions, then allowed British intelligence to discover vital strategic information and ascertain the German army’s involvement in the Holocaust.
The new project, called The Secret Listeners, will reveal how the scheme evolved through a permanent display and a play at the mansion as part of a collaboration between The Jewish Military Museum, The Jewish Museum, the Wiener Library, Middlesex University and Pascal Theatre Company."
New research set to shed light on top-secret British Intelligence spying project at Trent Park | Culture24
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