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Consisting of audio taped interviews with Walter J. Ciszek, SJ, this collection documents the American-born Jesuit's life, ca. 1938-1963. Discussed are: his mission work in Poland and Russia, 1938-1941; arrest by Soviet secret police in 1941; imprisonment in Moscow and Siberia; and eventual release and return to the United States in 1963. The interviews are contained on 9 tapes (duplicates of tapes 1-8 included). The tapes give no indication, either on their face or by their content, of...
- Subject: Cold War
- Names: Ciszek, Walter J., 1904-1984