The names were still there. The apartment door bore the wife's name, Lida Clementisova, while the directory in the lobby listed the name of the husband Vladimir Clementis. Clementis was Foreign Minister, following the defenestrated Jan Masaryk, until he was ousted himself (TIME, March 27, 1950) for "losing faith in Stalin."

Clementis and his wife had not been seen at their home all last week. Nor had he appeared at his job as head of the securities section of the state bank. In Prague, one question was on everyone's lips: had longtime (30 years) Party Member Clementis fled to the...

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