An unpublished manuscript about a secret prison camp called Poggenberg took the author to Poland. Was it fact or fiction? Norman Davies suggested that the Zachodni Institute in Poznan might know. Maria Weychan and her mother were members of the AK and were imprisoned in the camp for nearly two years, but there was mystery surrounding the 'two women who did not feature on the transport lists'. Were they collaborators, traitors or double agents? It took nearly five years to find an answer. The investigation led into the heart of the Abwehr and Canaris's intelligence network.
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Maria's Code was the result of ten years research. Until 1995 the author was an equine journalist but then Poland's WWII history took precedence. Though unable to speak the language, she appeared twice on Polish television in programmes that appealed successfully for witnesses to come forward. Maria's story of her life in Poggenberg prison is the only complete account of conditions in the camp. The reasons for Maria's survival and their implications still require further research in Germany. This gives the author another language barrier to surmount.
Maria's Code by Cynthia Engelmann
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