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April 22, 1953
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Approved For Release 2002/07/23 : CIA-RDP80-0081OA000800450002-2 CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY INFORMATION REPORT COUNTRY Hungary SUBJECT Propaganda and Resistance This Document contains information affecting the Na- tional Defense of the United States, within the mean- ing of Title 18, Sections 793 and 794, of the U.S. Code, as amended. Its transmission or revelation of its contents to or receipt by an unauthorized person is prohibited by law. The reproduction of this form is prohibited. REPORT NO. DATE DISTR. NO. OF PAGES REQUIREMENT NO. REFERENCES THE SOURCE EVALUATIONS IN THIS REPORT ARE DEFINITIVE. THE APPRAISAL OF CONTENT IS TENTATIVE. (FOR KEY SEE REVERSE) SOURCE: 25X1A 22 April 1953 2 25X1A 1. I consider radio, leaflets, the clandestine press, balloons carrying gifts and rumors started by local anti-Communists untterly ineffective as propaganda tools and far too dangerous for the common man. Gift-bearing balloons would benefit only the police, 2. Contrary to the Czechs, the Hungarians are not rebellious; the :are a quiet people1X who do not relish illegal activity. There were, practically no clandestine operations going on in Hungary and practically no chance for them. 2 5X1X 3e the only paramilitary organization in Hungary was the "Pathfinders" kutte r , This was, in fact, the only youth organization in the country. Members. participated in the usull activities of youth groups under the Communist; Regime, i.e. they met and sang'together, and received some paramilitary training. There were points which appealed particularly to young people, e.g., free vacations. I believe that young Hungarians are very good soldier material and that they have no 2 5X1X resistance potential. 4e STATE #X ARMY #x NAVY Y JAIR In- ff-X (Note: Washington Distribution Indicated By "X"; Field Distribution By ".#".) 25X1A 25X1X 0 25X1 Approved For Release 2002/07/23 : CIA-RDP80-0081OA000800450002-2 Approved For Release 2002/07/23 : CIA-RDP80-0081OA000800450002-2 25X1A 15%O 2 also believe, however,, that the percentage of people ready to cooperate with the Regime was slowly rising, not because the Regime was any better liked but because collaboration was the only means of geeting ahead. The ranks of older people, who have known a different Regime, were slowly being decimated by de- portations and defections, SECRET Approved For Release 2002/07/23 : CIA-RDP80-0081OA000800450002-2