First Captive in a Hot War

Susan L. Carruthers

in Cold War Captives

Published by University of California Press

Published in print October 2009 | ISBN: 9780520257306
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520944794 | DOI:
First Captive in a Hot War

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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

Chapter.  16358 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History of the Americas

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