Sixty years ago, Canadian diplomat Herbert Norman leapt to his death from a Cairo rooftop. Hounded continuously by accusations of being a communist spy, he took his life. Sadly, he became one of the many victims of a dark madness that was sweeping the United States and the Western world at that time: the communist witch hunt of the 1950s.
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Discover the NFB's WWII-era propaganda effort, and get ideas for teaching about Canadian identity and nationhood to secondary students.
* This post was written by NFB producer Gerry Flahive It’s not every day you make Emperor Hirohito’s brother laugh. In the summer of 1997 I found myself, with director...