Ste, " Jotter" refers to the method of upgrading P.O,W.s political grade said to have been communicated to him by a responsible officer. The statement that the upgrading depends on the Company Officer is untrue.
The screening of P.O.W.s is carried out by visiting civilian members of the Political Investigation Department. As stated in the paragraph, the prisoners are graded A, B or C, according to their Nazi tendencies. A prisoner can appeal against his grading and the appeal is heard by another (cliffefent) P.I.D. representative.
The permanent staff of the camp take no part, nor are they present at the interviews; therefore, they cannot influence the original grading or subsequent re-grading of the prisoners.
loiter " writes: " The original informant admits that for brevity's sake he simplified the issue, but maintains thai Company Officers are in a position to e_tercise strong influence by hastening or delaying the screening process."1