Greifswald (Polish: Gryfia), officially the University and Hanseatic City of Greifswald, is a city in northeastern Germany. It is situated in the state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, at an equal distance of about 250 kilometers (160 miles) from Germany's two largest cities, Berlin and Hamburg. The town borders the Baltic Sea, and is crossed by a small river, the Ryck. It is also located near Germany's two largest islands, Rügen and Usedom, and it's close to three of Germany's 14 national parks. A former district-free town, it is the capital of the new district of Vorpommern-Greifswald since the September 2011 district reforms.
The German city of Greifswald was quite close to the base of the Reich Rocket Force in Peenemünde. Therefore, many officers and pilots had their families living in the city.
Due to the city's proximity to the RRS base, which was the target of explosive-metal bombs, Greifswald suffered heavy radioactivity during the 1965 war with the Race. Many of the buildings were destroyed in the heavy fighting and the few survivors were deprived of basic amenities, a fate shared by many urban centers in post-1965 Germany.
Gorppet, who was stationed here, saw that many German soldiers were defiant and inferred that they were hiding weapons. Telling this to the Intelligence bureau of the the Race, he was promoted and transferred to Intel. He also helped Mordechai Anielewicz and Johannes Drucker find their families.