Reds and Redefection

Archive Report

Use of Redefection as Cold War Weapon

Effect of Satellite Turmoil on Redefection

Hungary's “black day of sorrow” has brought a new flood of refugees to the West. On Sunday, Nov. 4, the day the short-lived democratic government of Hungary was overthrown by Russian armed forces, 10,000 fugitives from Soviet vengeance were reported to have crossed the border into Austria. The Communist redefection campaign, vigorously and successfully prosecuted for more than a year and a half, is now operating in reverse so far as Hungary is concerned.

On the other hand, the new “national Communist” government of Poland, which has stated its willingness to accept economic aid from the United States if no strings are attached, may be able to offer Polish defectors in the West more ...

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