U.S. Department of Justice
|Report of: Harry H. Whidbee, L.A., California 5/14/64||Field Office File No: 105-15823 Bur File#: 105-82555|
Title: LEE HARVEY OSWALD - Int. Security-R-Cuba
Synopsis: Miss RITA NAMAN and Mrs. MONICA KRAMER, were interviewed at Solvang, California on 4/28/64. NAMAN states she undoubtedly took the photograph furnished by Mrs. HYDE, which is a picture of the Central Square, Minsk, Russia. Both NAMAN and KRAMER state they have no independent recollection of the circumstance surrounding the taking of this picture or of the men or the identity of the men which appear in this picture. Miss NAMAN states that no 8 mm color movies were taken by her on this day at Minsk, Russia.
Details: Miss RITA NAMAN, 1596 Atterdag Road, Solvang, California, was shown an 8 x 10 color print of a photograph furnished by Mrs. MARIE LORETTA HYDE, which is a picture of the Central Square, Minsk, Russia. Appearing in this picture are Mrs. HYDE, Mrs. KRAMER, another female, a small British car bearing license AGY 815, two men, and a boy. Miss NAMAN furnished the following information concerning this picture:
She has no independent recollection of this picture, but is reasonably certain that she made the picture with Mrs. HYDE's camera since Mrs. HYDE is in the picture. She recalls that Mrs. HYDE had her take several pictures, since Mrs. HYDE wanted to be in the pictures herself.
Miss NAMAN can recall nothing specific concerning the scene. She has a vague recollection that some people were standing near the car on this particular occasion, but cannot identify them further. She has no recollection of speaking to any of these people.
Miss NAMAN recalls specifically that prior to making the tour of Minsk, she was interviewed at her hotel for15 or 20 minutes concerning possible espionage activity, because she had given an American magazine to a Soviet citizen. She was so unnerved by this incident that she did not take her 8 mm movie camera on this particular trip. The camera was left in their hotel room with no film in it. She and Mrs. KRAMER noted, upon their return to the hotel, that someone had removed the camera from its case and had failed to replace the camera in the case properly.
Mrs MONICA KRAMER, 1596 Atterdag Road, Solvang, California, was shown an 8 x 10 color print of a photograph furnished by Mrs. MARIE LORETTA HYDE, which is a picture of the Central Sqaure, Minsk, Russia. Appearing in this picture are Mrs. HYDE, Mrs. KRAMER, another female, a small British car, bearing license AGY 815, two men and a boy. Mrs. KRAMER advised as follows concerning this picture:
She has no independent recollection of the fact that this picture was made, and has no recollection of the men standing near the car, or that her travelling companion, Miss RITA NAMAN, may have spoken to these men.
Mrs. KRAMER recalled that Miss NAMAN did not take her 8 mm movie camera on this trip in Minsk because she was quite upset over an interview by a Russian official shortly after arriving in Minsk. The camera was purposely left in the hotel room in such a manner that they could tell if it had been moved. They had learned to do this since it was obvious that their personal belongings were being searched each time they left their room. Mrs. KRAMER recalled that when they returned to their room, they noted that the camera had been moved.
On 4/28/64 at Solvang, California File # Los Angeles 105-15823 by SA RILEY L. MILLARD; SA Thomas H. Thorton:gcw
Dated Dictated: 4/28/64