The Trials of Alger Hiss | 1978

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Alger Hiss was one of FDR's aides who served on the United States delegation at the Yalta Conference at the end of World War II. During the anti-Communism era that followed, Hiss was targeted by Whittaker Chambers, a ...more

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Alger Hiss was one of FDR's aides who served on the United States delegation at the Yalta Conference at the end of World War II. During the anti-Communism era that followed, Hiss was targeted by Whittaker Chambers, a former Communist Party member who had become a senior editor at Time Magazine. Chambers accused Hiss of being a Communist while working for the US government and although Hiss denied it, he was tried twice and served time in prison. The cases are examined through archival footage and interviews with many of those who were involved.

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