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Cold War CaptivesImprisonment, Escape, and Brainwashing$
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Susan Carruthers

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780520257306

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520257306.001.0001

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First Captive in a Hot War

First Captive in a Hot War

The Case of Robert Vogeler

(p.136) 4 First Captive in a Hot War
Cold War Captives

Susan L. Carruthers

University of California Press

This chapter focuses on U.S. businessman Robert Vogeler who, in February 1950, became the first American to appear in what fellow citizens unhesitatingly called a “show trial,” or, more provocatively, a “lynching under the cloak of law.” dwindled. As the first American to face trial behind the Iron Curtain, Vogeler loomed unusually large in the process of estrangement by which the eastern bloc became East, with the satellite states Orientalized as a realm of unbridgeable alterity.

Keywords:   Iron Curtain, communist courts, trials, Robert Vogeler

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