In a riveting and stunning three days of testimony before the Senate Internal Security Subcommittee an American Lawyer and former head of the New York State Teachers Union detailed how she, her Russian handlers, and dozens if not hundreds of co-conspirators infiltrated American Institutions including labor unions, University faculties, newspapers and media, religious organizations, and even the federal government itself.
Bella Dodd, who now renounces communism as “evil”, was head of the communist party in New York and a member of the National Committee of the Communist Party of America (CPUSA) until they expelled her for not towing the party line.
We discovered Bella Dodd while doing research for our novel Stalin’s Priests and her testimony and autobiography “School of Darkness” are very compelling reads.
You can read her complete Senate testimony here: http://academic.brooklyn.cuny.edu/english/melani/bc/senate_1952/dodd1.html
It is hard to believe she and her story are not more well known, but she will play an important role in our coming sequel so be sure to read Stalin’s Priests first.
Erik and Rita