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February 7, 1949
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WFE.W374.0 MW C GUITXWL - U.5. Approved For Rele ZWOAOiSa6.i6EriAE 2Y00457RB6Mb b INFOR SPORT CD NO. COUNTRY The Netherlands SUBJECT Christiaan Smit, CoL nniat Party Leader 25X1A6a PLACE ACQUIRED TURN TO CIA LIBRARY DATE OF IN 25X1X6 DATE DISTR. 7 Feb 1949 NO. OF PAGES 1 NO. OF ENCLS. tusreu slixoan SUPPLEMENT TO REPORT NO. 1 Chriatiaan (Chris) Smit, alias Hans Klein, was born in Amsterdam, Holland 31 November 1907 and lives at 77-1 13oerstraat, Amsterdam. 2a Smit, a member of the Central and Executive Committees of CPN, heads the Training Bureau of CPN and is responsible for the Comueanist training and indoctrination of both old and new Party members, as viol], as for subversive ftadrefl training,, He was specially trained in :.vacow as a propagandist and speaks frequently at both secret and open meetings. In addition to these activities, &it is editor-in-chief of the Carom unist propagand weekly, Voor waartts (Forward) and an editor of the Carx.:unist monthly Po itiek en Cultuur - oltiics and Culture). He was defeated in the 1931 elections when he was Cojrm-unist candidate for the Amsterdam Corn uYi ty Council. In 1932, he was connected in various capacities with the Communist Youth Group Do 2auier (The Sower),, Five years later, Smit was active recruiting volunteers or the Spanish Republican Armies. In 1940 Snit was a member of the Central Committee of CPN at which time he took over the Stichting Uitgeverij an Boekhandel Pe asua (Pe zus Publ,;hers and Book- sellers Foundation). This organization was 1 qu dated by the Germans under the occupation, but reestablished by Snit in 1945 who became its treasurer. document is hereby rc; -riled to CON " !AL in accor dance with the letter of iu .her 107 from the Director of Centre .1 ligence to the Archivist of the United Next Review Date: 2008 C 01" N F9DE N1 T b L SR-RET Approved For Release 2000/05/16 : CIA-RDP82-00457R002300390007-1