from Anna Spiegel's testimony on February 3, 1949.
here to read her testimony in its entirety.)
What were you formerly?
Where did you teach, in the Baltimore schools?
In the Baltimore public schools.
But what I'd like you to do is try to search your memory so
that you can say more definitely whether it is '37 or '36?
Only this, if this is what you mean: We moved into 112 East
Madison Street, I think it was September or October of 1937,
I am not quite sure, it was that early fall, and it was during
that time, a while after we moved in there, that David Zimmerman
asked if he could use our apartment, and offered to pay part
of the rent, and since we were in quite bad circumstances
at the time, why, we said that he could.
So it couldn't possibly be before September or October 1937?
A. No. Because we lived at this apartment only one year, a
little over one year. It was either 11 or 13 months, I do
not remember which. And, another way I might associate it,
was that was during one of the periods when we were in very
bad financial straits, and the following year we were so much
better off and we moved to a new and better apartment. I mean,
those are the circumstances under which I can identify the
So, did Whittaker Chambers come to your apartment at any time
and you and your husband go out so he would be in the apartment
No, not that I recollect.
On any occasion did you ever see him working in there in the
Not that I remember; no.
Are you, or have you ever been, a member of the Communist
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