peaceful Socialist-Communist collaboration] today lives in the hearts of the
Czechs and Slovaks."
As if there had not been mass murders all over Czechoslovakia throughout
the existence of the National Front.
RFE's "Time. Men. Events" of October
18, 1952. at 10:15 a.m., told Ihe g I
people behind the Curtain that "the
conditions of 1945 actually originated
in the will and the wish of the majority
of the people."
New York "Comments mi the International Situation." on \pril 12. 1952.
decried the "Communist treason" of
February, 1948, by which lhe last collaborators of the National Front were
expelled bv the Kremlin's agents. "The
Communists," ihis broadcast said,
"seized power by means nl' the militia
and the police . . . Before this time [i.e.,
before February, 1948, during tbe entire
time of tbe National Front] the democratic politicians bail proved their good
will to cooperation [with tin- Communists . . . However] the democratic politicians [the National Front men and
today the RFE men] were removed . . ."
This is of ionise true, as all of us
know, let what sorl of democrats are
Communist collaborators who tacitly
consent or actively connive at the suppression and murder of political nonconformists? These National Fronters,
now employed by RFE, did not discover
the criminality of their Communist allies when moderates eunl conservatives
were systematically murdered. Only
when the Communists pul the finishing
touches on the enslavement of the Czechoslovak people by exterminating their
own collaborators did these curious free-
ihmi fighters belatedly decide that the
Kremlin's henchmen were after all poor
champions of liberty.
\ et whom el" the \merican bosses of
Radio Free Europe select for speaking
to thc enslaved people eef Czecheeslei-
vakia? Not those who from the begin-
ning refused to compromise with the
Communist tyrants. Thev have preferred to choose such National Fronters
as Dr. I'etr Zenkl. Dr. Josef Lettrich.
Vaclav Majer, Dr. Ivo Duchacek, and
Dr. Jaroslav Stransky. The latter has
been offered as a weekly feature attraction.
Like Alger Hiss, who s|j|] maintains
lhat Yalta was "a good thing." but that
the bail Communists unfortunately broke
their pledges, these National Fronters
claim that their collaborator with the
Communists — the so-called Kosice Program— woulel bene been "a "3»<'<1 thing"
if only the Communisls had nol proved
to be treacherous. Instead of al lent ad-
mitting that the Kosice Program was
criminal folly from the outset, they still
refer to it as an "ideal."
In 1955. when the Communists in
Czechoslovakia celebrated the 10th anni-
versary of the Kosice ProgTam, RFE's
"Head and Tail," in a broadcast of
Marshal Tito, President of Yugoslavia, with Nil
Bulganin, during a party at the Russian Embassy
programs cited America's support of Tito os proof
ficiaries from communism to capitalism.
April 5, at 8:15 a.m.. declared; "Communist propaganda appeals to democ-
racy, i.e., to il"1 ideals which the Communists have betrayed.
On April 7. 1955. at 12:19 p.m.,
RFE's "We Call the Communist Party"
still praised the Kosice government program, "according to which the Czechoslovak people were to elect their representatives in tree emd secret elections.
This whitewashing of the Kosice Program is a deliberate falsehood because
only four left wing parties then were
handed oul licenses by the Communisl
masters "bile all anti-Communist parties were declared illegal.
The Kersten Committee of the U. S.
House of Representatives has pul this
sham psychological warfare of RFE in
the proper light, by Report No. !!. of
December 31, 1951. "Especially the
proclamation of the Kosice Program, of
\pril 5. 1915." llu- Reporl Steele's on
page 17. "opened the door for an unobstructed drive on lln' part of the Communists to seize full power in tbe country."
POLICY OF APPEASEMENT
Let tbe readers draw their conclusions
as they see fit. There is no heller way to
expose the intrinsic bankruptcy of Radio
Free Europe's policy. It is not the fight
againsl communism which these psychological warriors earn on: they stand for
appeasement ami reconciliation.
Thus, of all people, Konni Zilliacus.
the left wing liritish Laborite who has
tor years heen ei faithful contributor to
publications of the Communist party,
was Invited by Radio Free Europe to
address tbe Czechoslovak pee.pie. Thi- i-
what Zilliacus. in broken Czech, beamed
over the air waves to the trans-Curtain
slaves, on April 17. 1953, eit 12:10 p.m.:
"Noil would enormously encourage ami
strengthen those in the West who. for
the sake' of reconciliation, would like to
meet the Soviet Union and tbe people's
democracies ball' way if you were to re-
ikita Kroschev (left) and Russian Premier r
in Belgrade. A commentator of Radio Free
that America would not endeavor to turn if
habilitate those of the Prague tn*
arc slill in prison, and clear tin' n"
of those who died or were' killed •
Zilliacus here did not refer W
anti-Communist victims. He spo*
such Communists as the Secretarf
eral of the Czechoslovak (a'in1'
Party, Slansky-Salzmann, who ha»
subjected to one of the inteiTJ
purge trials and put to death b)
religionist, Stefan Rais, then Comi*"""'1
■ fri I it IK
Minister of Justice. Not anti-l"**,2-l
nists. but the arch-Communist S"ok l>
Salzmann and bis confederates ""ed It
be "rehabilitated" for the sake <*"■"""'
conciliation" with the Communist*
is the sort of psychological "m-»ii
RFE has been propagating. I ,
champion of Red causes, said ol*. ,
12. 1953, al 3:05 p.m.: ". . . as I^J
the Soviet Union fails to prove by .
that she is in earnest in her * ^ .'
desire to put an end lo thc cold ,Jur
the hot war. she cannot expeel
may diminish our efforts to lil'er
thc oppresseel peoples."
One week later, on tbe samG
Table Discussion" program, a
3:05 p.m.. Vanek said: "First
Communists make peace with '"fp,,,,
people. They ought to resort t"
means in their internal poliev. '"J,,.,.,,
We- might as well ask wolves
devouring lamlis. and hyenas ^ r
into doves of peace. It i- n""'"..llN
lhan RFE's Zilliacus and Vanek »^(M.j.
It is therefore no exaggeration . ■_,. .
that Radio Free Europe has con* )t ,
broadcasts not ' U|S(.S
Communists, but to Communis^
ists. semi-Communists and pr0'^4rv s0
nist Socialists behind the Iron .\[, ,,.
This fatal policy has spread | '^
among what is left of genu
t "innninists beyond the Curtail"',
not the inspiring light for fr<
i- the deadly appeasement of '"V i-,„
munisl tyranny. . "
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