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1980 Press Photo Rev George Torok Catholic New York

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Caption: Czechoslovakia native Rev. George J Torok swam his way to freedom in 1950 by swimming across the Moravia River to Austria after an imprisonment by the Stalinist government for making a film critical of a massacre of Polish soldiers at the end of World War II. Torok is now director of the Catholic Communications Center in New York.

The front and back of this photograph are pictured below.

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