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Samuel J. Pelovitz

Pelovitz was a Baltimore printer who became part of the Hiss case when Whittaker Chambers identified him to the FBI and to the grand jury as "Felix," the photographer who had photographed the documents taken from the State Department (allegedly by Alger Hiss). Pelovitz testified to the grand jury that he was not living in the Baltimore area when he was supposed to have photographed the documents. With the help of the FBI, Chambers subsequently identified Felix Inslerman as the photographer. (Click here to read Inslerman's testimony.)

None of the Pelovitz material was publicly known until 1999, when the grand jury minutes were released. The defense never learned that Chambers had repeatedly misidentified a man with whom he had allegedly met weekly for more than six months.