– 13thMarch – Louis Fischer & The
Thomas Walker Affair
•Fischer’s letter combined with Walker’s
effectively for half a century …
–Helped destroy the credibility of the Western
of any Soviet famine occurring in the 1930s.
–Furthermore, in 1933, when Gareth claimed millions were dying, Fischer then scoffed: “Who counted them? How could anyone march through a country count a million people?”
–But in 1935, without ever
mentioning Gareth’s name
or even attacking his 1935 articles directly – Gareth’s eyewitnessobservations of 1933 were not only tarnished by the same brush as Walker’s, but were almost completely forgotten for nearly 70 years, but not quite...