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During the war the plan was only partly damaged by shelling. The US Forces took raw materials, equipment, documents, and brought staff to the West of Germany. The Soviet occupational authorities took after nationalizing the plant about 60% of the machinery from film and power plant and forced staff to join the USSR industry for years.
A joint British and US team was sent to the Eastern plants, while the Soviets went to Wolfen. Some of the Wolfen equipment was left there in situ to continue manufacturing as ORWO (Original Wolfen) and some was moved to the Soviet Union to form the nucleus of a SovFoto (not related to the Soviet Press portion of their photographic industry). They continued to make Agfa like materials well past 1960. As part of project ForTech in the USAF, I investigated such subjects. I cannot discuss details. This core material is well known.

PE