this sort of give-away?
The editor of RFE's "I Chose Freedom," one Otto Graf, had been editor
of the Socialist paper Svet Trace and
a well-known Communist collaborator
of the National Front. An obscure
journalist before War II, he owes his
career to his fatal activities in the National Front.
Zdenek Fierlinger and Bohumil
Laiisman, Socialist ministers of the
National Front, were the publishers of
Sect Trace, at the time of Graf's editorship. In 1948, on the occasion of
the Communist coup in Czechoslovakia, Fierlinger turned out to be a
Communist planted in the Social
Democratic party. Lausman, after his
"escape" to the free world, in 1951,
worked for a while for Radio Free
Europe. Afterwards, he turned out to
be a Communist agent and returned
to Czechoslovakia. As editor of the
Czechoslovak refugee paper, Cesko-
slocenske Noviny, in Ludwigsburg,
Germany, RFE editor Otto Graf published articles by Lausman.
It is hard to believe that a man who
has been able to function as a newspaper editor is so inept that quite a
tew of his presumably anti-Communist
radio programs in effect equal sabotage of the freedom crusade. That a
saboteur of the free world's cause
could hardly improve on these refugee
programs is evident from their text.
An almost equally self-destructive
feature of Radio Free Europe is the
routine broadcasting of transparent
lies. In a number of pamphlets, including The RFE Story (p.14), RFE's
psychological warriors proudly admit
resorting to lies. Whether lies should
be part of our "psycho war" program
is both ethically and practically quite
debatable. To brag about one's own
lies in print, so that their admission
may be quoted by the enemy, once
again reaches that degree of ingenuousness that in its net results is hardly
distinguishable from sabotage.
In addition to all that, many of the
fabrications which our RFE brain
trusters have thought up are such
simon pure inventions that those for
whom they are intended immediately
recognize them as such.
For example. Otto Graf and Vladimir Kucera-Hornik, at Christmas,
19.54, when making programs on the
miners' lite, made a report about a
great coal mine catastrophe in Klad-
no, which allegedly cost twelve lives
of miners. This report was invented.
We may be sure that a character
like Bohumil Lausman, former chairman of the Czechoslovak Social Democratic party and afterwards a plain
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Bohumil Lausman, Minister of Industry in the
Czechoslovak government, who was elected in
1947 as chairman of the Social Democratic party.
At that time he was called an "outspoken opponent of any merger of his party with the
Communist agent in Western Germany and Austria, fed RFE such damaging stories, and that some editors
believed him. Yet who but one-time
National Front collaborators — RFE's
favorites — would put any trust in
Lausman anyhow? RFE has made it
easy for the Communists to prove
RFE's own mendacity. Verbatim quotations from RFE's press and radio an'
all that is required.
There is still another lie, even more
destructive, which has been produced
by the "truth-telling" of Radio Free
It is the number one lie, and concerns the core of the Communist system.
There is irrefutable evidence regarding which group is making communism in the East. This evidence
comes from refugees from the East
and from various reliable sources.
This group b characterized bv such
names as Kruglow (or Kiugloch i, the
chief of the Secret Police ol the USSR,
fvaganovic, Ehrenburg, Herman. Ra-
kosi-Rosenkranz, etc. In addition, this
group fully and completely constitutes
that "invisible government" behind
the scenes in the Last. It is the same
group, ot course, which also makes
the Communist conspiracy in the
When in 1951 the members of this
group (Minister of Justice Stefan
Rais, etc.) staged purge trials against
(,the.' members of the same group
Nl.u.skv-Sal/mann. Heiein, Katz, etc.
-RFE shouted to the world that the
entile group was being cruelly persecuted and liquidated in the Fast.
Man) samples of such programs are
This greatest and most perverted lie
of world communism is being uph
bv RFE even now, and all facts
tiadieting it are cut, adjusted or suj
pressed. Every intelligent refug
from the East calls this lie the null
one sabotage committed by RFE. ,
An intelligent investigation ol B'1
as well as of the opinions and jt
materia] of the refugees from beM
the Iron Curtain would easily Vifi"
forth the full truth.
FORMER GERMAN CO-CITIZENS
It is not enough to quote U'1*
Free Europe to expose its socialist'l
internationalist bias. To point outj
opportunities as well as delibfl
omissions permits us to penetrate,
confused and half-hearted ment*
of this much-touted and expensive!
fit. Perhaps the best example ol f»
negativism toward important ("'!
lives of the free world is its peC"l
attitude towards the Germans. T°
sure, on the surface the West <:''r\!
Republic and Chancellor Ade«J
have been officially praised by rl
Beyond such formalities, RFE
done little to inspire the CzecM
Poles with trust in the Germans.
In 1945, the Communists force''.
Poles and the Czechs to expel
to fifteen million Germans from
homeland of centuries. About
million "I these lost their lives .'s
walked through the Iron Ore W
tains, the Sudeten Mountains all1-!
Bohemian Forest or as the) I
shipped westward in cattle cars *j
somewhere were left on the track8,,
Chancellor Konrad Adenauer of West "e
"officially praised by RFE."
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