Love in the Cold War
American Experience Season 4

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This program is part of the PBS series American Experience. This episode presents the story of a family whose integrity was a casualty of the Cold War between the United States and the U.S.S.R. Eugene Dennis was a member of the Communist party in America in the 1920s. To avoid prosecution, he and his wife and infant son fled to the Soviet Union. Under suspicion in that county, the couple returned to America in 1935, but the price they paid to do so was high: they had to leave their first child behind. Their story is told through the eyes of their second son, who was born in America. Archival photographs, film clips, and personal recollections are used to illustrate the account.