International: The Frightened Poles

Last week in Moscow's Dom Soyuzov (House of Unions), the Soviet Government put 15 Polish politicians and under ground fighters on trial (the 16th of the famed "16 Poles" was ill). The ensuing stream of confessions, self -denunciations and one heroic defense made the non-Communist world remember the tragic, psychopathic exhibitions at the ill-famed purge trials of 1937. Three anti-Soviet Poles in London, reading accounts of last week's testimony, solemnly averred that their compatriots in Moscow must have been doped. Often the exiled London Polish Government, rather than the Poles in the courtroom, seemed...

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