Witness, Hanns Eisler, testifies before the House Un-American Activities Committee, Washington, DC, United States
Washington DC Date:1947 Duration:5 min 44 sec Sound:Yes
House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC) conducts hearing in Washington, DC, United States. Witness, Johannes (Hanns) Eisler, is testifying. In response to question whether he is now or has ever been a Communist, Eisler states that he is not. He adds that, as a young man, in 1926, he applied for membership, but did not pursue it and "dropped out." Questioner re-states the question as: "Are you now or have you ever been a member of the Communist Party." The witness acknowledges that he might have been construed as a member of the communist party for two months, but he never was active or interested. He holds up a book entitled "Compositions for the Films." He protests committee characterization of some of his creative, artistic, works.
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