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Annoted Bibliography:

Brandt, P., Schumacher, J., Schwarzrock G., Suhl, K. Karrieren eines Aussenseiters.  Berlin: Verlag J.H.W. Dietz Nachfolger. l983.  A biography of Leo Bauer who, together with Erica Wallach, was tried and sentenced to death in 1950 by a Soviet military court in Berlin, reduced after Stalin's death to 25 years in a work camp in Siberia.  Bauer was released October 1955.

Checinski, Michael. Poland: Communism, Nationalism, Anti-Semitism.  New York: Karz-Cohl. 1982. A detailed examination of the Polish Security Apparatus based on extensive interviews with its victims and those formerly responsible for their plight.  Includes chapter on Department 10 of Polish MBP.

Connolly, Cyril.  The Missing Diplomats.  London: The Queen Anne Press.  1952. A contemporary account of the disappearance of the British diplomats Guy Burgess and Donald Maclean in May 1952.

Cooke, Alistair. A Generation on Trial. London: Rupert Hart-Davis. 1951. An observer's account of the first and second Hiss trials and of the attitudes that bore upon them.

De Gramont, Sanche. The Secret War. The Story of International Espionage Since World War II. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons. 1962. Contains extensive biographical material on Noel Field , as also on Erica Wallach.

Field, Hermann. From Krakow to Roumania, chapter in I was Lucky to Escape. London: Lindsay Drummond. 1940. Account of his September l939 trek with the refugees.

__________ The Polish Tragedy, article in The Fortnightly London March 1940. An eye witness account of the German invasion of Poland, the strategy of encirclement , the total collapse of Polish military and civilian defense and the Russian counter move from the East.

the jacket, click to enlargeField, Hermann & Mierzenski, Stanislaw. Angry Harvest. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell. l958. Also Apollo paperback and English, Polish, Swedish and German editions. Novel written jointly by the authors during their imprisonment.

Angry Harvest film poster, click to enlarge__________ Duck Lane. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell. 1961. Also in Polish edition as Kaczory. Warsaw l96l. A sharply abbreviated version of the original manuscript written in prison.

Field, Hermann and Kate. Departure Delayed. Stalins Geisel im Kalten Krieg. Hamburg: EuropÄische Verlagsanstalt 1996. The earlier German version of Trapped in the Cold War.

__________ Opozniony Odlot. Warsaw: Panstwowy Instytut Wydawnicy. 1997. The earlier Polish version of Trapped in the Cold War.

Field, Noel. Banishing War Through Arbitration. A Brief Sketch of the Post-War Arbitration Treaties. Washington: National Council for Prevention of War. 1926. Noel Field's first writing on this subject shortly before he joined the U.S. State Department. A 38 page brochure.

__________ Hitching Our Wagon to a Star. In January 1961 issue of Mainstream . New York: Masses & Mainstream. 1961. A 17 pp. biographical article written in 1960 in Budapest, 10 years before his death. A reaffirmation of his political beliefs.
(Gecow, Dr. Anna, The War Years and 1949 to 1954. Unpublished taped auto biographical conversations with Hermann Field. Paris: 1984.)

Gordon, Stewart. The Cloak and Dollar War. London: Lawrence and Wishart. 1953. A British communist defense of the show trials and of the claim that the Field brothers were U. S. agents. A 72 pp. brochure.

Grossmann, Kurt R. Emigration: Die Geschichte der Hitler-Fluchtlinge 1933-1945. Frankfurt: Europaische Verlagsanstalt. 1969. A description of the plight of the anti-Nazi refugees from Germany, Austria and the Sudetenland, and the efforts to save them.

Hoare, Geoffrey. The Missing Macleans. London: Cassell & Co. 1955. The first full length account of the defection in 1952 of the British diplomat Donald Maclean , followed by the equally mysterious disappearance of his wife, Melinda, with her three children twenty seven months later.

Hodos, Georg Hermann. Show Trials - Stalinist Purges in Eastern Europe 1948-1954. New York: Praeger. 1987. A history of the show trials and their origins by one of the victims of the Rajk trial, interspersing the events and their interpretation with glimpses of the author's prison existence. Includes biographical data on the Field brothers and Erica Wallach., and a description of the preparations for the Gomulka trial in Poland which never took place. Also in a German edition , Zurich 1988.

Hubback, David. No Ordinary Press Baron. A Life of Walter Layton. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson. 1985. A detailed account of Lord Layton's distinguished career in economics, international diplomacy and journalism, including a chapter on his efforts on behalf of Hermann Field.

Hungarian Government Printing Office: Laszlo Rajk and his Accomplacies before the People's Court. Budapest: 1949. The official account of the trial of Laszlo Rajk and those indicted with him.

Jowitt, the Earl. The Strange Case of Alger Hiss. London: Hodder & Stoughton. l952. A contemporary account.

Kaplan, Karel. Dans Les Archives Du Comite Central. Paris: Albin Michel. 1978. The author, as a member of the Czech Communist Party's 1962 Kolder Commission to investigate the abuses leading up to the Slansky trial, and in 1968 as secretary of the Piller Commission set up to rehabilitate its defendants, had unique access to the inner workings of the interrogation process. He succeeded in salvaging the interrogatory material when he left the country in l976.

__________ Die Politischen Prozesse in der Tschechoslovakei l948 - 1954. Munich: Oldenburg. l986. A more general handling of the material of Kaplan 1978.

__________ Politische Persekution in der Tschechoslowakei 1948-1972. Cologne: 1983. Deals with further aspects of the trials in Czechoslovakia.

__________ The Prague Political Trials of 1952, in Review of the Society for the History of Czechoslovak Jews, vol.2, pp. 65-121. New York: 1988. Another account on the same subject.

__________ Report on the Murder of the General Secretary. Columbus: Ohio State University Press. 1989. The most authoritative examinatrion of the Communist show trial process on the basis of Kaplan's first hand knowledge of the interrogation and trial documents of the Slanski trial of l952 in Prague. As a former member of the commissions set up by the Communists themselves in the l960s and 1970s to review all the material, Dr. Kaplan had unique access to files never fully released to the public.

Kapp, Ivon and Mynatt, Margaret. British Policy and the Refugees 1933-1941. London: Frank Cass. 1997. A critical review by two former administrators in the wartime period of the Czech Refugee Trust Fund.

Kiessling Wolfgang. Partner im Narrenparadies: Der Freundeskreis um Noel Field und Paul Merker. Berlin Dietz Verlag, 1994. An account of the circle of the underground relationships built up around Noel Field's activities on behalf of German Communist refugees between 1941 and 1948 which Stalin built into his conspiracy web against them.

Koch Stephen. Double Lives. Spies and Writers in the Soviet War of Ideas against the West. New York: The Free Press. 1994. A controversial interpretation of Soviet global penetration and management of the anti fascist Left during the l930s, World War II and the early years of the Cold War, based on personal interviews and correspondence with living survivors of the period, and partial access to hitherto inaccessible files.

Koltai Ferenc. Laszlo Rajk And His Accomplices Before The People's Court. Budapest: Budapest Printing Press. 1949. The official transcript of the trial.

Lewis, Flora. Red Pawn . The Story of Noel Field . Garden City: Doubleday. 1965. The most extensive biographical account to this day.

Loebl, Eugen. My Mind on Trial. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich. 1976. The author who was one of only three who survived the Slansky trial in l952, gives a detailed account of the events leading up to the trial, of his ordeal during the years of interrogation, of the trial itself and of his efforts to create a new belief system to replace the Marxist economics that had guided his adult thinking.

__________ Die Aussage. Hintergrunde eines Schauprozesses. Stuttgart: 1978. Background of events leading to the Slansky trial of 1952.

__________ Stalinism in Prague. The Loebl Story. New York: Grove Press. 1969. A blow-by-blow account of Loebl's passage through the Slansky interrogations and trial, including a description of the trial proceedings with the examination of each of the fourteen defendants, the verdicts and sentences, and Loebl's release in 1960 after 11 years of imprisonment.and rehabilitation in 1963.

Loebl, Eugen / Pokorny, D. Die Revolution Rehabilitiert Ihre Kinder. Hinter den Kulissen des Slansky Prozesses . Vienna, Frankfurt, Zurich:. 1968. An analysis of the Slansky trial by one of its three surviving victims.

London, Artur. The Confession. New York: Ballantine Books. 1971. London's description of his experiences as defendant in the Slansky trial and the circumstances of his release after 16 years in 1968 as one of the three survivors out of the fourteen that were sentenced.

Lukes, Igor. Czechoslovakia between Stalin and Hitler. The Diplomacy of Edvard Benes in the 1930s. New York: Oxford University Press. 1996. A scholarly account of the tragic slide of Czechoslovakia into dismemberment.

__________ The Rudolf Slanski Affair: New Evidence. Article in The Slavic Review 1999. Recent research in Prague brings to light further material relating to the Field case.

Marat,Stanislaw and Jacek Snopkiewicz. Ludzie Bezpieki. Warsaw: Wydawnictwa ALFA. 1990. A detailed account of the operation of the Polish security organization during the period of communist rule with biographies of all those in leading position or involved in major prosecutions and trials.

Mosley, Leonard. Dulles . New York: The Dial Press/James Wade. 1978. A biography of Allen, John Foster and Eleanor Dulles, stretching across two world wars and the early years of the Cold War, including the OSS period that preceded it.

Murphy, Kenneth. Retreat from the Finland Station: Moral Odysseys in the Breakdown of Communism. New York. The Free Press. 1992. An account of the decline of Communism from the beginning of the 1917 revolution to the failed putch against Gorbachev in 1991, as seen through the lives of leading revolutionaries such as Bukharin, Djilas, Imre Nagy and Dubcek, and writers such as Gide, Koestler, Silone and Solzhenitsyn.

Pelikan, Jiri. Ein Fruhling Der Nie Zu Ende Geht. Frankfurt am Main: S. Fischer Verlag. 1976. Recollections of the Stalin years in Czechoslovakia and the moment of hope in 1968 called the "Prague Spring" before Soviet tanks put an end to it.

__________ Pervertierte Justiz. Bericht der Kommission des ZK der KPDSch uber die Politischen Morde und Verbrechen in der Tschechoslovakei 1949 -1963. The Kolder Report. Vienna/Frankfurt/Zurich 1972. The author uses his unique access to the interrogatory files at the time of the Kolder Commission in l962 to throw an intimate light on the methods used to obtain the confessions in the Slansky trial.

The Czechoslovak Political Trials 1950 - 1954. The Piller Report. Stanford: Stanford University Press. 1971. A further analysis of the Czech trials from the inside records provided by the l968 Piller investigative commission.

Rositzke, Harry. The CIA's Secret Operations. New York: Reader's Digest Press. 1977. A former Soviet area specialist's coverage of declassified information.

__________ The KGB, The Eyes of Russia. Garden City: Doubleday. 1981. An account based on 25 years of experience in the CIA's Soviet area.

Schmidt, Dana Adams. Anatomy of a Satellite. Boston: Little Brown & Co. 1952. A contemporary account by the New York Times correspondent in Prague at the time of the events leading up to the major trials, including that of William Oatis.

Schweizer, Werner. Documentary Film and Video in German original and English voice over versions. Noel Field: The Invented Spy. Zurich. Tchoint Venture Film Productions. 1996. A full length account of Noel Field's personal and political life and his entanglement in the Rajk trial based on archival material in Hungary's Ministry of Interior, with testimony from surviving participants including Hermann Field.

Slanska, Josefa. Report on my Husband. London: Hutchinson & Co. 1969. The first part consists of official documents relating to the wartime period, Slansky's rise to power and his interrogation and trial. The second part is his widow's recollections of the earlier wartime years and of her husband's ordeal and her tribulations in the period following his execution.

Slingova, Marian. The Truth Will Prevail. London: Merlin Press. 1968. An account by the widow of Otto Sling, a defendent in the Slansky trial who was executed.

Smith, R. Harris. OSS. The Secret History of America's First Central Intelligence Agency . Berkeley & Los Angeles: University of California Press. 1972. A comprehensive and detailed account of the OSS in war time Europe and the immediate post war period in East Asia, including the Allen Dulles / Noel Field relationship.

Steven, Stewart. Operation Splinter Factor. New York: J. B. Lippincott. 1974. Report on a purported covert CIA operation in which Joseph Swiatlo was supposedly recruited as an American agent in l948 and masterminded seizures of the Fields as part of a CIA effort to precipitate the show trials. Based on undocumented material.

Swiatlo, Joseph. Behind the Scene of the Bezbieka and the Party. Radio Free Europe. New York/ Munich l955. Transcripts of the Swiatlo broadcasts during l954-1955., throwing considerable light on the circumstances of the holding of Hermann Field as presented by Mr. Swiatlo.

The Swiatlo Story. In News From Behind The Iron Curtain, March l955, vol.4, No.3. New York. Free Europe Press. A 33 pp. condensation of Swiatlo's original broadcasts on the inside workings of the Polish communist power structure and its security arm.

Szasz, Bela. Volunteers for the Gallows. Anantomy of a Show Trial. London: Chatto & Windus. 1971. An inside view by one of the victims of the purges in Hungary that led to the the Rajk trial.

Toranska, Teresa. They: Stalin's Polish Puppets. New York: Harper & Row. 1989. Also in Polish as ONI London: Aneks Publishers. 1985. Interviews with some of the key Polish figures involved in the Field case such as Jakub Berman.

Vogeler, Robert A. I Was Stalin's Prisoner. London: W.H. Allen. l952. The author's account of the circumstances leading to his arrest and trial in l949 and of the period of his detention until his release in 1951.

Wallach, Erica. Light at Midnight . Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday. 1961. Her account of her arrest, trial and detention in various East German and Soviet prisons and labor camps in the period from 1950 to 1955.

Weber, Hermann and Staritz, Dietrich. Kommunisten verfolgen Kommunisten. Berlin: Akademie Verlag. 1993. A collection of contributions by participants of a conference on Stalin's terror and cleansing of the Party inside Russia in the prewar period and in the satellite countries after 1945.

Weinstein, Allen and Alexander Vassiliev. The Haunted Wood. New York: Random House. 1999. An account of Soviet espionage in the United States based on new Russian archival information.

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