TITLE

COMMUNIST BRAINWASHING--ARE WE PREPARED?

PUB. DATE
June 1953
SOURCE
New Republic;6/8/53, Vol. 128 Issue 23, p5
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article sheds light on the policy of brainwashing the prisoners of war. The American soldiers captured by the Chinese Communists were taken first to temporary camps. There they were screened and a selected group was chosen for indoctrination at the base that become known as "the University of Pyuktong." This group in turn was divided into squads of 14 men. A monitor was picked from each squad and given three days of intensive indoctrination. Then, equipped with pencils and papers, the prisoners were presented with the "truth." fell for the Communist vision of heaven on earth. Brainwashing, the scrubbing of the mind clean of previously held conviction, is only the first step in, the test to which other young men may be subjected.
ACCESSION #
14496671

 

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