rope, .\orth America, and parts of South
K Eastern University, in Moscow. For
Chinese students, and those from Southeast Asian countries.
Western University, in Moscow. For
students from agrarian and semi-agrarian countries; Eastern Europe, the Balkans, the more backward South American countries.
Tijlis. For students from lhe Middle'
Tashkent. For India and South Asia.
Krasnoyarsk (or some nearby city in
that part of eastern Siberia). For China.
Japan, and Southeast Asia.
Academy of Red Professors, in Moscow. A five- to seven-year course on political warfare and Marxist-Leninist theory
for top-hole foreign and Russian theorists. The length of the course of study
is most significant since it is equivalent
to the training time offered in the West
for a scientist or a physician. Most of
the faculty members at the Lenin School
are "Red Professors."
9 Leningrad and Vladivostok. MVD-
./1GB (or G.P.U.) schools. The former
."for Western and Russian students; the
latter for Chinese and Southern Asians
and Soviet students from the eastern
Asiatic regions of the U.S.S.R.
Sverdlovsk University, at Moscow for
training Soviet bureaucrats.
The above is, no doubt, only a partial
list of Soviet subversive schools. But
the terrifying thing about the picture is
that the United States and the rest of the
West have no political warfare schools
at all! For thirty years the Communists
wye been training political warfare ex-
perts. We have trained none. Is it any
V*onder we are losing the cold war?
Because Lenin LIniversity is the col-
jege attended by most American students
"i the U.S.S.R., there is more informa-
,1('ii available concerning it them about
the others mentioned. There follows an
account of the operalion of that school
drawn from the experiences of three
graduates. They are Joseph Zack Kornfeder, an American born in Slovakia;
"illiam Odell Nowell, an American Ne-
8ro, born in Georgia; and John Hladun.
'Canadian of Ukranian extraction from
Winnipeg. The origins of these men
Sives a significant clue to the kinds of
Jjunority group citizens on whom the
Communists like to work.
Kornfeder was the first of the three
;° join the party, and the first to go to
*»Oacow for special training. His story
e'ps explain why so many people, updated by the first World War, turned
0 communism. Born in the Austro-Hun-
SHrian empire on a tenant farm he went
"s a child to the slums of postwar Vien-
a, the same breeding ground for trouble
"at produced Adolf Hitler. At the age
''' Seventeen he began drifting around
—WIda World Photo
The main building of Moscow's "old" State University on Revolution Square opposite the
Kremlin. Now houses what the Soviets call "humanities" studies.
Europe, living on his trade of tailoring,
and picking up various languages, German, French, Italian and Spanish. In
1916, already a Socialist, he came to
this country and lived in the Yorkville
section of New York. In 1919 he joined
the newly formed Communist party of
the U. S. A. After surviving the customary party feuds and changes of leadership, and achieving the rank of Central
Executive committeeman he was selected
in 1928 by the Soviet General Gussev.
then the resident underground Comin
tern boss of U. S. communism, to go to
Moscow for special political training. He
filled the requirements in force at the
time by having been a party member for
over five years, and being in good health
and under 35. Also required was ap
proval from the American Politburo.
George Mine, a G.P.U. agent, furnish-
i el the citizenship papers of one Samuel
Fox, and with these and a comrade who
signed a false affidavit, Kornfeder obtained a passport in that name. Inciden-
tally, this George Mine was later thought
to have played a key role in the assassination of Trotsky and was to achieve additional notoriety when he drunkenly tried
to rape a chambermaid in a Copenhagen
With his false passport and assumed
name, Kornfeder sailed on a Hamburg-
American liner to Germany. In Berlin
the Soviet Consul quickly granted him a
\ isa which was stamped on a separate
sheet of paper so that his passport would
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S FORUM NEWS, September, 1965
—Wtd. World Photo
Recently-built Moscow University skyscraper, one of a group of structures built on Lenin
Hills on the outskirts of Moscow to house scientific and engineering studies.