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Facts Forum. Facts Forum News, Vol. 5, No. 5, May 1956 - File 021. 1956-05. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. November 11, 2019. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/1352973/item/1329/show/1280.

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Title Facts Forum News, Vol. 5, No. 5, May 1956
Series Title Facts Forum News
Creator
  • Facts Forum
Publisher Facts Forum
Date May 1956
Language eng
Subject
  • Anti-communist movements
  • Conservatism
  • Politics and government
  • Hunt, H. L.
Place
  • Dallas, Texas
Genre
  • journals (periodicals)
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  • Text
Identifier AP2.F146 v. 5 1956; OCLC: 1352973
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  • University of Houston Libraries
  • Facts Forum News
Rights No Copyright - United States: This item is in the public domain in the United States and may be used freely in the United States. The item may not be in the public domain under the copyright laws of other countries.
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Title File 021
Transcript Does Radio Free Europe Promote the Cause of Freedom? wil T., Both affirmative and negative viewpoints on this question were presented in a series of articles on Radio Free Europe appearing in the January, February, and March issues of Facts Forum News. With "Truth Dollars" being collected at post office windows throughout the United States toward financing these broadcasts, it behooves every thinking American to determine whether this question can be answered by a resounding YES! Upon publication of Jiri (George) Brada's critical view of Radio Free Europe, and "Melting the Iron Curtain" (Radio Free Europe's own story), letters of both approval and protest ensued which are here presented for our readers' evaluation. President of Free Europe Committee Protests RFE Criticism Pacts Forum News: \j' • Perhaps 1 can be-st comment on 1 Brada's article by first mentioning 'fe- Jy facts about the author who, ac- lr>g to your introductory notes, I l'r joined the Nazi party nor any 'lis i 1 organizations," and who "re- Q^6^ to become an informer lor the iLr^Uinist government [of Czecho- Br* >a]'" I r«da was hired by Radio Free H s[°Pc, Munich, in May, 1951, when it,„ '''1 for the new operation was be- iojj^Pidly assembled. He was given a 'H '" a minor capacity in the library, v ne usual three-month probation- l!)3j^fiod. He vvtis discharged in July, ''th t ecause n's superiors considered , to be grossly inefficient. bill check of Brada's record re vealed that he had been a leader of a Nazi youth organization in Czechoslovakia, and had attended a university which our information indicated was restricted to Nazi collaborators. For eight months following the Communist seizure of Czechoslovakia in February, 1948, Brada had remained in that country. By his own admission, he twice signed a contract to be an agent for the Communist secret police. After leaving Czechoslovakia for Austria, in October, 1948, he joined "The Central Union of Czechoslovak Students fa Exile." Brada was expelled from this organization of patriotic. anti-Communist students after a trial, at which he admitted his Nazi and Communist affiliations cited above. Brada later became a paid lP ^ Forum News, May, 1956 worker for the "Prchala Youth Movement," which advocates the dissolution of the national Czechoslovak- state. I have gone briefly into Brada's background because the credibility of a writer usually has a definite bearing on the credibility of his work. In this connection, look again at the statement, in your published notes about Brada, that be delivered "sworn testimony" for the Kersten Committee on June 28, 1954. In this testimony, you state. Brada charged that Badio Free Europe i.s part of "the center of the Communist world conspiracy." The fact is that there is no record of anv "sworn testimony" having been delivered by Brada in June. 1954, or at anv other time before the Select Committee on Communist Aggression, headed by former Congressman Charles J. kersten of Wisconsin. The official reports of the Kersten Committee- list the forty-five witnesses who testified publicly tit the Munich hearings of the Committee in June. 1954. Page 19 fs in°t
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