Security Service release: Subject of Security Service Enquiry
SEFTON DELMER, Dennis
- Catalogue ref: KV 2/3715
- Date: 23/04/1954 - 28/01/1957
Dennis Sefton Delmer was the Daily Express correspondent in Berlin in the 1930s, later covering the Spanish Civil War. During the Second World War he was responsible for psychological warfare broadcast to Germany. The file notes that Sefton Delmer was a great friend of Otto John and arranged the English translation of his memoirs for serialisation in the Daily Express. The file notes that 'although Delmer may not be a Communist, he certainly writes like one'.
- Catalogue ref: KV 2/3716
- Date: 28/10/1930 - 12/12/1946
This Austro-German prince left Germany for Britain when Hitler came to power. An active, if eccentric, anti-Nazi anxious to build a Germany free from National Socialism, his personal ambition was said to be no less than the German throne. He moved to the USA in 1939 from where, during the war, he was in contact with Jurgen Kuczynski, the Soviet agent who introduced Klaus Fuchs to espionage, though no incriminating construction was put on their relationship. The file describes Lowenstein as being 'snobbish', 'dangerous' and having 'sensations of unreality'. In 1934 he wrote a book entitled 'The Tragedy of a Nation'.
KATZ, Samuel Lejb; alias KATZ, Shmuel, Mooki, Mockie
- Catalogue ref: KV 2/3719
- Date: 03/11/1939 - 22/07/1959
Born in South Africa, Katz emigrated to Palestine in 1936 and from at least 1940 was head of the Press department of the New Zionist Organisation in London and Editor of the 'Jewish Standard', resigning in 1942 for ideological reasons. After the Second World War he returned to Palestine and was active in the Irgun Zvai Leumi and was one of the founders of the Herut party, which he later represented in the Knesset.
The files range from KV 2/3719 to KV 2/3720.
- Catalogue ref: KV 2/3722
- Date: 17/07/1953- 01/11/1962
Borynski served as a priest in a largely Polish parish in Bradford in the early 1950s. He replaced a Lithuanian/Pole with a dubious reputation; and Borynski's sudden and unexplained disappearance in 1953 initially suggested possible complicity in his removal between his predecessor and Polish Intelligence. The case received very wide national publicity with speculation he had been 'kidnapped by Red Agents and taken behind the Iron Curtain'. There was a popular belief in the Polish community that he did not disappear of his own free will. MI5 were marginally involved in the investigation which has never been solved. Possible theories listed in the file include that he may have been on a secret mission, he was a Polish agent, he was murdered or kidnapped, or that he was involved in a scandal. Over the years, the file notes several alleged sightings of Borynski and letters pertaining to be from him. A professional Soviet assassin later confessed to murdering him 'with an injection of cyanide' and then burying his body after being 'forced to act under orders from the highest soviet authorities.' But it was thought this account may have been made up by a local newspaper.
The files range from KV 2/3722 to KV 2/3724