|The torch and battery found in|
the possession of Josef Jakobs.
Held at the National Archives.
(photo copyright G.K. Jakobs)
Josef was equipped with two items which would have helped to relieve the darkness: a cigarette lighter manufactured by Karl Wieden and a small torch/flashlight.
|The torch found in the possession of|
Josef Jakobs. Held at the National Archives.
(photograph copyright G.K. Jakobs)
|A silver lighter manufactured|
by Karl Wieden - similar to
the one Josef had.
(From My Lighter website).
While it is unknown if Josef used the torch to look around him, it is clear that he used his cigarette lighter to light a steady supply of cigarettes. By the time he was found the following morning, the lighter was empty and the torch was useless to him.
National Archives, Security Service files on Josef Jakobs - KV 2/24, 2/25, 2/26, 2/27.