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Title Facts Forum News, Vol. 5, No. 5, May 1956
Series Title Facts Forum News
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  • Facts Forum
Publisher Facts Forum
Date May 1956
Language eng
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  • Anti-communist movements
  • Conservatism
  • Politics and government
  • Hunt, H. L.
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  • Dallas, Texas
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  • 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
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Transcript ""*" 1 ^HMHHHMHiBBH DOES RADIO FREE EUROPE ' PRO READERS' VIEWS nists are daily poisoning spiritually our enslaved nation. .... Brada has pointed out the Red shadows in RFE openly and he has informed the American public on the basis of clear proofs about the fact that under the formally anti-Communist theater of Radio Free Europe are being nurtured Red outfits. We are ready to supply you with tens and tens of evidence-documents. Dr. Stefan G. Lukats, Vice Pres, National Committee for Liberation of Slovakia, Washington, D. C. In the biographical sketch of Mr. Jiri Brada in the January, 1956, issue of Facts Forum Sews on page 10 then- appears the following information: "Unlike many other Czechoslovaks of his age, he never joined the Nazi party. . ." This is rather a serious indictment ol tin Czechoslovak youth, isn't it? When tlie Nazis invaded Czechoslovakia. Mr. Brada was some sixteen years old, and at their defeat a little over twenty-two. Just what reliable proof do we have to justify the insinuation that young Czechoslovaks apparently indulged in joining the Nazi party? Don't we owe the Czechoslovak people an apology for such a statement? Grace W. Fox (Mns. John P.) Maplewood, New Jersey .... While I was a member of Con- gress From the Sixth Michigan District and a member of the House Committee on Un-American Activities, I visited Germany and most of the other European countries. I became acquainted with Mr. Brada prior to my visit through correspondence, and met with him while in Germany. My intense interest in the fight against communism quite naturally Ted tne to an investigation of all the activities of the several groups claiming to be helping in that fight. I have read many of Radio Free Europe's scripts. I have checked on the background of many of those employed by that group. I have talked with many people in Europe about Radio Free Europe and Voice of America. It is my considered judgment that Mr. Brada's presentation i.s sound and accurate. I am convinced that Radio Free Europe, while professing to fight communism, is doing it in a most peculiar fashion. Of course they have said a great many harsh things about Communist leaders, but they do not really operate on a militant, completely anti-Communist line. . . . Kit Clardy Fast Lansing, Michigan The Czechoslovak Foreign Institute [referred to in the Radio Free Europe articles] is important because (I) a large number of the principal characters in RFE are members, and (2) it is an infiltration center which serves the purpose of sapping and undermining the morale of Czechoslovak refugees and preventing any true anti-Communist movement from taking hold. . . .* Kurt Gl iseh Washington, D. C. 'Documentary material, including copies of the Directives of tbe Institute, are on file with Facts Forum New$. Professors Disagree With Brada To Facts Forum News: [Re] your article, "A Close-up View of Radio Free Europe," we are not going to deal with [the author's] utterances about Radio Free Europe or his fantastic incriminations of the U. S. intelligence and counter-intelligence. These organizations may be supposed to be resourceful enough to find answers of their own. What we, however, are strongly concerned about is the author's offending general statements — or rather misstatements — about the Czechoslovak people who are defenseless against calumnies being fed to a too credulous American public. We feel really ashamed that such an attack is being made by the son of a Czech mother. We will just pick out some of the most outrageous points of the article that can be answered without awaiting the further installments of dirt to be poured out by the author on his own people. (1) The box on page 10 [January issue] contains the following statement: "Unlike many other Czechoslovaks of his age, he never joined the Nazi party nor any of the organizations which, upon the defeat of Nazi Germany, were declared to be Fascist. . . ." This, of course, seems to be i/our statement based on information supplied by the author. This statement is — we are proud to be able to bear witness against it — diametrically opposed to the facts. It was the young Czech generation, and among it particularly the students, who offered the toughest resistance to Hitler's barbary. Have you ever heard of the bloody students* demonstrations on November 17, 1939, which led to the abolition by the Nazis of all Czech universities? Have you ever heard of the thousands of young Czechs that were shot to death Or confined to concentration camps For non-conformism? Have you perhaps ever heard of a whole age class (that of 1924) being "donated" to Hitler to be assigned to slave labor in the Reich lie-cause of their failure to conform? Mr. jiri Brada is soiling the memory of the thousands of victims from .inning his own age group who gave their lives for freedom and democracy in German jails and concentration camps if he says that main- young Czechoslovaks joined Fascist organizations or even the Nazi party! . . . (2) Mr. Brada — like many other people, particularly from Sudeten German circles — would like to nuikf the American public believe that ever) one who held a leading function in th* non-Communist parties of the "N"' tional Front" was a collaborator, th* "so many of the Socialist-minded cm laborators were in due time permittee by the Communist authorities to leaVj their country," and that the true pjJJ pose of their going abroad was ' confuse and adulterate the crusade the free world." The undistorted hlC are as follows: (a) Our people had the misfoiti"" of being exposed to slavery WW within a single decade: once-, at M"1' chov (Munich) in 1938, by MessJJ Chamberlain and Daladier, and '", the second time, at Tehran in l9*j ar.d Yalta in 1945, by - we are sorfl to have to say it —your President F.M Roosevelt. We were sold by °u friends and allies without having I"'', asked; we had no say in the dirty o''^ But the men who loved their pcop1 had only two alternatives in bo' cases: to resign and leave the m without a struggle to the domes' traitors, or to keep on fighting and trj to save what they thought could *'',, be saved. This is the reason whv,"' 1939, Dr. Hacha and many othi pie (not all of them were evil-min''. traitors) held on with their ofin under the so-called Protectorate. "' why Dr. Benes and the London gr"llt of the Czechoslovak emigration home in 1945. After the Tehran deal, the Soviets and the don'1'*',, Communists had in fact become ''.'.- masters but there seemed a hope *\ to be left: that the Czech democ^J backed by the tremendous authorw I President Benes, would succeejW gradually eliminating ComffljfiE domination by democratic mety-H We today, having the benefit ol * hindsight, know that all these attefl were Foolish and doomed to I-11!!,; But in 1945, very few of the le«"$ democrats had at least a tiny s^jd of this knowledge, and those J organized in the non-Communis' V^. tie's in order to fight communis1"1 a not know anything at all. N° tl'-: would have dared to imagine 8» _ time how completely our count') ,t been traded to the Soviets by Western friends. J It shall not be denied that aUJl Communist parties, but parti''"^,-.' the Social Democrats, were inn'~!% by Communist agents. This '"Vg^ apparent after the coup d'etat of lj$ It is also true that the non-Corn"'1.rl,ii: parties had to join the National Page 22 Facts Forum News, May /" ••""-lie; «ctive ir Nsletgi Ogrotesi Wee. Lbout the P^Ped ( Jveloper .^ape. B Heret >ade o ^tesoue £.?dou >fuse t LCzed KNtaiisrr, ,* an<I E >te diffc Ntly a g*opean >omic edi et'onoi 1 ieril1' a EN. An 6W ■ ant IShov C th('rcf Csoil- ri " .."i'tio.,. ACfs FOR
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