Tag Archives: espionage cases

Allegiance

Young George Trofimoff wanted to be an American. He wanted to have a country he could call his own, and he wanted it to be America. The stories told to him by his father still rang in his ear, the stories of how the Communists had murdered his grandparents and excommunicated...

Unknown Convergence

While Mary Bancroft, the first child of Hugh Bancroft, was following her freelance journalistic career in Zürich, Switzerland, giving talks to the American Women’s Club of Zürich, radio talks, and writing articles for the Swiss press, she was bored and longed for adventure. As German aggression heated up in Europe, she...

The Friends Want to Know More

After the Friends meeting that young George Trofimoff first attended, some of the Friends asked that he tell more of his World WarII experience in Germany. So, he promised to put together a presentation, practice his English and return the next Sunday. When Sunday came, George was prepared but nervous about...

“Uncle Paul”

“Uncle Paul,” Paul Butterworth, owned a farm at Sunset Farms, West Hartford, Connecticut. It could easily have been photographed for a Currier and Ives calendar with its two-story house, pond down the hill and trees lined in orderly rows. This man of Quaker faith was both generous and disciplined. Young...

Learning The American Way

Young George Trofimoff had been at the Sunset Farm home in West Hartford only a few days when Uncle Paul came to his room and announced, “We must go shopping for ‘necessities.'” George did not know the term “necessities” but followed Uncle Paul dutifully, all the while wondering what necessities...