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Krebs became active in the Communist movement as a boy, when his father was involved in the naval mutiny that heralded the German Revolution of In , he saw action in the failed Communist insurgency in Hamburg. Sometime after this he joined the German Communist Party, but was later expelled. In , Krebs entered the United States illegally and settled in California.

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Krebs became active in the Communist movement as a boy, when his father was involved in the naval mutiny that heralded the German Revolution of In , he saw action in the failed Communist insurgency in Hamburg. Sometime after this he joined the German Communist Party, but was later expelled. In , Krebs entered the United States illegally and settled in California. He spent 38 months in San Quentin State Prison for attempting to murder a merchant navy seaman during a brawl, then was deported to Germany in Krebs became active in the Communist movement as a boy, when his father was involved in the naval mutiny that heralded the German Revolution of — He worked as a seaman until , when he was arrested and tortured, and acted as a witness for prosecution in a trial that brought to the conviction of a fellow German seaman accused of treason.

In the book he described in detail the actions he supposedly had carried on as a secret agent of the Soviet GPU. The book received great critical acclaim. A review for the Saturday Review of Literature reads: "No other books more clearly reveals the aid which Stalin gave to Hitler before he won power". In November , Krebs was also indicted as a Gestapo agent. He was arrested in December and found innocent in May The Los Angeles court record revealed that the crime had no political purpose.

The New York Mirror said about his book Out of the Night: "In effect, the decision means he perpetrated a huge literary hoax.

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Background[ edit ] Krebs became active in the Communist movement as a boy, when his father was involved in the naval mutiny that heralded the German Revolution of — Career[ edit ] In , he saw action in the failed Communist insurgency in Hamburg. Sometime after this he joined the German Communist Party , but was later expelled. He spent 38 months in San Quentin State Prison for attempting to murder a merchant navy seaman during a brawl, then was deported to Germany in He worked as a seaman until , when he was arrested and tortured, and acted as a witness for prosecution in a trial that brought to the conviction of a fellow German seaman accused of treason. Out of the Night[ edit ] In , he returned to the United States to settle, this time under his most famous alias , Jan Valtin - where he published the highly publicized autobiography Out of the Night.

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