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is David Senate Stages (Continued From PaKc 4) paid by the U. S. government, ertained with movies, fed good Â·ations, permitted to see their amilies and treated to boar luint- ng. Reason behind the establishment of this extraordinary "prison camp" was an attempt to secure Nazi documents. The plan began jrior to V-E day, when SHAEF organized a top-secret project known as "Operation Gold Cup." The 508th Parachute I n f a n t Regiment was coached to parachute parachute into Berlin, lake over the lighcst offices of Hitler's government, government, seize important documents and arrest key officials. In the end, "Operation Gold .up" never went through, due Jie fact that Russian artillery pounded Reich buildings to ruins, and due to the lact that the lans were given the initial job occupying Berlin. After the Berlin occupation, however, Military Intelligence set up a ritzy prison camp near scl, collected various Nazi records, and put top S. S. men and o f cials in the camp to interpret The plush' rations and entertainment entertainment given the prisoners was in .he nature of a bribe to get the .o give away Nazi secrets. Recently, military government officials decided that Nazi coddling lad gone far enough, nnd a ive was issued discontinuing the Sassel camp by February 1. Recently, Recently, . however, the center was !ull, and with so few signs of approaching liquidation that many Germany figured it would be continued beyond this week's deadline. deadline.