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Defector in the Free World
Defector in the Free World

Author(s): Pavel Žáček
Subject(s): Security and defense, Post-War period (1950 - 1989), History of Communism
Published by: Ústav pro studium totalitních režimů
Keywords: Czechoslovakia; communist regime; intelligence service; espionage; Ladislav Bittman; Lawrence Martin; interview;
Summary/Abstract: Ladislav Bittman, a member of the Czechoslovak communist intelligence service (1st Directorate of the Ministry of the Interior) before August 1968, a specialist in disinformation, author of the autobiography The Deception Game and Špionážní oprátky (Espionage Nooses), settled in the United States under the name of Lawrence Martin after defecting following the occupation of Czechoslovakia; in the US he taught at Boston University. In his few published testimonies he did not speak much about what had happened to him after his arrival in the US. So we asked him...

  • Page Range: 114-121
  • Page Count: 8
  • Publication Year: 2015
  • Language: English