Catalogue description Leon JOSEPHSON (1) / Barney JOSEPHSON (2), alias (1) Bernard A HIRSCHFIELD: Latvian,...

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Details of KV 2/1608
Reference: KV 2/1608

Leon JOSEPHSON (1) / Barney JOSEPHSON (2), alias (1) Bernard A HIRSCHFIELD: Latvian, naturalised American. Leon JOSEPHSON, a lawyer by training and a self-admitted Communist, was in 1932 involved in providing support for the Russian illegal (either Comintern or Military Intelligence) LYND, then visiting India. In 1935 he was one of a group of Russian Military Intelligence agents arrested in Copenhagen and charged with espionage. Barney JOSEPHSON, a nightclub owner, was an associate of members of the Communist Party of the USA and patron of left-wing performers

Note: Serial 11a: photograph, passport application
Date: 1932 Jan 01 - 1947 Dec 31
Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Former reference in its original department: PF 43785 VOL 1
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Closure status: Open Document, Open Description
Access conditions: Retained Until 2004
Record opening date: 30 March 2004

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