KASPAROV, KAMEN, AND KHEIFITS
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This surveillance photograph was taken by Manhattan
Project security officials. On the right is Gregory Kheifits
(KHARON), the NKGB Resident in San Francisco from 1941 to July 1944.
On the left is his successor, Gregory Kasparov (DAR). In between them
is Martin Kamen, a chemist at the University of California, Berkeley's
"Rad Lab." (Kamen was later dismissed as a "security
The photo is courtesy the National Security Agency. For more on
Kheifits and Kasparov, see "The Venona Story."
See also "The Venona
Intercepts, 1946-1980." See also the group photograph of the staff at the Rad Lab in
1939, which includes Kamen, Ernest O. Lawrence, Robert
Oppenheimer, and numerous other Manhattan Project scientists.
Lawrence is bottom row center; Kamen is over Lawrence's left shoulder; and
Oppenheimer is over Kamen's right shoulder.
The photograph below is of Kheifits ca.
1940. It is from "KGB Archives," via Jerrold and Leona
Schecter, Sacred Secrets: How Soviet Intelligence Operations Changed
American History (Washington: Brassey's, 2002).
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