GABISON GHEZ / CHEZ, Andre. French jew, reported to be engaged in the sale of French art treasures in Spain. Born Paris, March 12, 1907. Passport 03755 describe him as a «comerciante» from Tunisia, showed seven trips between Paris and Hendaye in July 1943.
Believed to be a Gestapo agent. Has a mistress named Yolanda RODRIGUEZ (misspelled Jolanda RODRIQUEZ in some files). By November 1943 subject had made about twenty trips between Spain and France, working for a German service operating under the orders of one PAT, from Avenue Hoche 53, Paris and Villa Chapultepec, San Sebastian. Activities include smuggling of wolfram, jewelry, furs. Is reported to be amasing enormous funds in Spain for postwar Gestapo use.
Subject is married to one Kate LIEGFRED.
His contacts include Michel SZKOLNIKOW, white Russian smuggler, Baron Othon de BAGAERDE, Liberian Charge d’Affaires, LOPEZ BARRON, Michel DASSONVILLE and ARLISCH, both working for the Germans.
Addresses: Jorge Juan 17, Madrid. Previously, Villa Chapultepec, Ategorrieta, San Sebastian.
Also connected with Spanish smuggler working for Gestapo Juan CERVANTES RODRIGUEZ, Madrid.
From OSS records: GABISON acted of behalf of one FOLMER. «FOLMER, who used many aliases is well known to us as a German agent. Among other activities, he was connected with the purchasing service of the SS and he also was reported to be chief of the recruiting bureau for German agents in Paris. He also was concerned with the payment of German agents in Spain. GABISON was one of his men here and one of his duties was to obtain peseta exchange here through the sale of goods brought in France, the proceeds presumably to be used for the purchase of Spanish products and to finance German agents in Spain. As an example (from a letter addressed by the British Embassy at Madrid to the British Consulate at San Sebastian on 14 March 1944 regarding GABISON), we know that GABISON was in contact with PAT (an alias of FOLMER), who came once a month to San Sebastian from Paris carrying a diplomatic bag with funds to pay special agents in Spain. GABISON was reported to have been involved in a deal arranged by Juan CERVANTES of Madrid and Lucio MUÑOZ RAMOND of Barcelona relating to the exchange of aluminium for Spanish cotton goods. (…) It all boils down to the fact that both were agents of the German Government and the goods they dealt with (including the aluminium) were undoubtedly the property of the German Government.
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