Top Jewish-Soviet spy who spied on Israel dies at 97

“He was a Communist who acted out of conviction and gratitude to the Red Army for having allowed him to fight the Nazis who massacred his entire family in Poland,” daughter Sylvia Klingberg told AFP.

Klingberg had always maintained that his motivation for spying was ideological and not financial.

Born in Warsaw into an ultra-Orthodox Jewish family, Klingberg fled Poland during the Nazi invasion in 1939 and made his way to the Soviet Union, where he studied medicine.

In 1941, after German troops entered the Soviet Union, he enlisted in the Soviet army.

He returned to Poland at the end of the war, where he discovered that his parents and brother had died in a concentration camp. He emigrated to Sweden, then to Israel shortly after the state was created in 1948.

He served in the Israeli army’s health services, attaining the rank of lieutenant colonel and specialising in epidemiology. He joined the top-secret biological institute, located in Nes Ziona south of Tel Aviv, in 1957.

Israeli suspicions turned toward him in 1963 and there were suggestions that his spying began long before, but he was arrested only 20 years later in 1983 with the help of a double agent codenamed Samaritan.


  1. Beauregard


    “He it is who has sent His Messenger (Mohammed)
    with guidance and the religion of truth (Islam) to
    make it victorious over all religions even though the
    infidels may resist.” Koran 61:9

  2. walt

    when you say,’ Roman in Ukraine’, you also say Poland, Russia and the Jews.

    The histories are mixed and mixed up.

    Here is a comment by a conservative Jew about American Obama Jews

    Excellent post Rav Lazer: But most American Jews have already told us where they stand. At the Democratic Convention in 2012, a majority of the delegates booed a pair of resolutions on the floor of the convention itself that the United States was a nation under G-d and that Jerusalem was the undivided capital of Israel. Yet, 69% of American Jews proceeded to vote for that Democratic candidate a 2nd time. Why should I here in Israel feel any sense of brotherhood whatsoever with those 69% who voted for Mister V a second time? I have already disowned them in my thoughts and my prayers. I have cut off all Areivut with them in both worlds, this world and the World to Come. Fine’ The most I can pray for with regards to American Jews is that the remaining 31% stay safe during the War of Gog UMagog which is almost upon us.
    Toggle Commented Jul 1, 2015 on The Imminent Geula: Mister “V”, before and after at Lazer Beams.

    Oh, and here is an article about Magog, for your “Roman in Magog” blog;

    ““When you hear that the Russians have captured the city of Crimea, you should know that the times of the Messiah have started, that his steps are being heard. And when you hear that the Russians have reached the city of Constantinople (today’s Istanbul), you should put on your Shabbat clothes and don’t take them off, because it means that the Messiah is about to come any minute.” – See more at:


    1. Roman

      Regarding the comment by a conservative Jew about American Obama Jews — I have an acquaintance, Paul Gottfried who is always trying to convince his fellow Jews to be nicer to Europeans, because they are the ones who keep Jews safe.


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