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CHILDREN OF YESTERDAY (429 pp.)— Jan Valfin—Readers Press ($3).

German-born Richard Julius Hermann Krebs ("Jan Valtin") has been under fire again—this time real fire. In 1941, after publication of his autobiographical Out of the Night, U.S. leftists damned him as a former Gestapo agent (he said he had joined to bore from within) and a tattletale Communist who had owned to some strange deeds before his apostasy. Plain citizens began to wonder whether he was a fraud, a martyr or a marvel.

In 1942 the U.S. Immigration Service arrested him for illegal entry, confined...

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