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1946 Press Photo Louis F. Budenz/Author/Communism - RRX41793

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Part Number: RRX41793

Height: 3

Width: 8

Source: Rogers


Photo measures 3 x 8. New York--Louis F. Budenz, former editor of the Communist Daily Worker, reaffirms in a speech his identification of the mysterious "Hans Berger" as Gerhard Eisler. Budenz also identified Eisler as the Kremlin's No. 1 man in the direction of American communist affairs.
Louis Francis Budenz (July 17, 1891 – April 27, 1972) was an American activist and writer, as well as a Soviet espionage agent and head of the Buben group of spies. He began as a labor activist, and a member of the Communist Party USA. He became a member of the National Committee of the Party and from 1935 held various positions at its newspaper, the Daily Worker, where he was eventually promoted to editor. By 1938, he had been arrested more than 20 times. That same year, he became editor of a new Communist daily in Chicago, the Midwest Daily Record, part of a "cross-country alliance of Communist dailies, between the San Francisco People's World and the Daily Worker, at a time when there were more than 700 labor papers in America. In 1945, Budenz (by then, editor of the Daily Worker) renounced Communism, returned to the Roman Catholic Church under Fulton Sheen, and became an anti-communist advocate.

Formerly the author of numerous articles and pamphlets in support of Communist causes, after 1945 Budenz wrote several books about the dangers and evils of Communism, as well as becoming a professor at Fordham University, syndicated columnist and lecturer. In 1947, he wrote an autobiography, This Is My Story. (Wikipedia)