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The envelope said, "Open at Sunset"

The encoded message inside, once decrypted, read as follows:

 

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To Polaris from Ursa Minor,

 

Five car train - made up in Frankfurt now in Nuremberg - contains three hundred civilians.

 

Names provided by NKVD. Journalists, Intellectuals, Anti-Comunists, Liberals, and families. Men, women, children, all to be liquidated on arrival in Eastern Zone.

 

Need extraction. Help. Situation desperate.

 

-Ursa

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I didn't crack it. I didn't even know where to start. Some folks on the Unfiction forums cracked it, the explanation is halfway down this page of the thread. It was a Seriated Playfair cipher with a key of SANTI(A)GO.

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Taken on October 15, 2005