RUMANIA: The Doctor's Story

For hour after hour in Rome the Italian security police questioned their prize Rumanian refugee—an army colonel who was also a distinguished psychiatrist. They questioned him not because they doubted his story (which they did not for long) but because of what he had to tell. Rumania, Czar Nicholas II once said, is not a nationality but a profession. To judge by the doctor's story, being a Rumanian Communist leader today is getting close to being the oldest of professions.

A medical officer in the Rumanian air force, Dr. Alexander Cohen, graduate of Paris and London medical schools, had news...