The Press: Exchanged Prisoners

After four months in Nazi prison camps, two U.S. foreign correspondents last week got their voices back. The two prisoners were Jay Allen, 41-year-old, Seattle-born veteran foreign correspondent (NANA) and 24-year-old, Brooklyn-born U.P. Correspondent Richard Hottelet, who steamed into New York Harbor aboard the U.S. transport West Point. Some of their experiences:

Richard Hottelet, arrested March 15 by Berlin Gestapo agents on charges of spying for an "enemy power," was tossed into a tiny, grim cell in Alexanderplatz prison, deprived of even his eyeglasses "to prevent suicide," left strictly alone for three days—"the...

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