66405

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Collection code 
RA2
Class no. 
320
Document no. 
178352
Box no. 
9.45
Source if not BR 
Recipient(s) 
Schoenman, Ralph
BRPF
Sender(s) 
Colloms, Albert Lionel
Date 
1967/01/22
Enclosures/References 

Legal documents

Form of letter 
TLS
Pieces 
1
BR's address code (if sender) 
Notes, topics or text 

Colloms is a U.S. Attorney-at-Law in the U.K. who is a member of the New York bar.

Colloms is the BRPF representative assigned to the Hellen Battle case. Battle is charged with assisting East Germans to escape. At the foot of the letter in Colloms' hand: "If Lord Russell writes, may I please have a copy of the letter? AC". Colloms asks that "a copy of Mark Lane's Rush to Judgment be sent to Battle."

Attached to the letter is document .178351, AN. The note informs Schoenman that "Helen Battle was released a few days after Colloms' visit—together with 3 other U.S. prisoners in East Germany." The note is in Farley's hand.

The enclosed reports are as follows:

Document .178353, a six-page TS(CAR), "Amnesty and Clemency for Helen Battle, Prisoner in the German Democratic Republic".
Unnumbered document, a two-page TSS. The report is an addendum to document .178353 and has typed on it "This report is not for transmittal to anyone except Lord Russell and Ralph Schoenman."

Filed 

Germany (East) - Political Prisoners I, F-47

Published 
Russell letter no. 
Permission 
Everyone
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Frame no. 
Record no. 
66405
Record created 2014/11/02
Record last modified 2015/07/15
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