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Lawmaker Calls for Removal of Nazi Collaborator from Radio Free Europe/radio Liberty Payroll

April 1, 1983
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Rep. Barney Frank (D. Mass.) has called on the president of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty to remove Anton Adamovich, a known Nazi collaborator, from the radio’s payroll where he has been employed in a number of capacities since 1957. Adamovich admitted on the CBS-TV “60 Minutes” program 10 months ago that he was a propagandist for the Nazis and later became an informant for U.S. Army Intelligence. U.S. law prohibits Nazi war collaborators from entering the country in most instances.

“The available evidence clearly shows that Mr. Adamovich was deeply involved with the Byelorussian Nazi puppet government. He should be immediately removed from his position which is paid in part by U.S. government funds,” Frank said.

James Buckley, president of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, responded to Frank’s initial request for action on this case by saying that, “To date there has been no evidence given to us which would justify our taking administrative action in the Adamovich case.” John Loftus, a former Nazi investigator for the U.S. Justice Department, responded that “Anton Adamovich served on the Praesidium of the central governing body of a Nazi government in exile at war with the United States.”

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