Man Without Shadow


Marika Rökk, who was banned from acting for two years for her apparent closeness to the Nazi regime, had in fact been working from the 1940s onwards for a reconnaissance network passing Third Reich secrets to Moscow. Guardian.

When in Tass, I worked together with the famous Soviet war-time spy, Yan Chernyak. Born to a Jewish family in the town of Czernowitz in the Austro-Hungarian Empire in 1909, Chernyak created in Germany during WWII a network of spies, which included Marika Rökk, Olga Chekhova and other well-known persons of the Third Reich.

His war-time nickname was “man without a shadow”.

I have a detailed story of what I remember about Chernyak in the Russian-language version of my blog.