Thursday, 7 June 2018

8) Jacob Golos

Jacob Golos (born Yakov Naumovich Reizen,1889–1943). Ukrainian-born Bolshevik revolutionary who became an intelligence operative on behalf of the USSR in the United States. A founding member of the Communist Party of the United States of America (CPUSA), around 1930 Golos became involved in the covert work of Soviet intelligence agencies, including the procurement of American passports by means of fraudulent documentation and the recruitment and coordination of the activities of a broad network of agents.

- "Bentley later recalled that the incident took its toll on Golos: "His red hair was becoming grayer and sparser, his blue eyes seemed to have no more fire in them, his face became habitually white and taut." [... ] As a solution some Party friends introduced them to a mysterious, redheaded man with an Eastern European accent." The man's real name was Jacob Golos and he passed him onto Bentley."

- "... where she was referred to a comrade dealing with Italian matters, who passed her to a stocky, red-haired man who went by the name of Jacob Golos

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