Hearings of House Un-American Activities Committee. Former Undersecretary of State, Sumner Welles testifies
Washington DC USA Date:1947, September Duration:4 min 31 sec Sound:Yes
House Committee on Un-American Activities hearings (HUAC) in Washington, DC, the United States. Former Undersecretary of State, Sumner Welles, is sworn in and sits during the hearings. Several men sit in the background. The defendant is asked questions about a note from Eleanor Roosevelt, on January 11, 1939,about the rejection of a U.S. visa for Mr. and Mrs. Hanns Eisler, by the U.S. Consul in Cuba, which was subsequently reviewed again. Defending against implications of negligence, Mr. Welles reminds the Committee of the context in which these decisions were being made. He talks about the atrocities committed in Germany.
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