The secret government Russians pull the strings The armed might of the police Life under terror I learn of my "coming" death I decide to flee
IN 1948 Poland's secret government is headed by a man few Poles have ever seen--the Russian General Malinov. His name has never appeared in a Polish newspaper. He has never made a public appearance in Poland. He towers above all other officials--public or secret--including Russian Ambassador Lebiedev and Lebiedev's own master in the Embassy, an NKVD man named Jakovlev, who operates under the title of First Secretary.
Below Malinov in the secret government of Poland are, in the order named, Jakób Berman, Roman Zambrowski, Hilary Minc, Władysław Gomułka, Boleslaw Bierut, and Józef Cyrankiewicz.
Berman's official position is Vice-minister in the office of the Prime Minister. He controls Prime Minister Cyrankiewicz, the Foreign Office, and all political parties, as well as censorship, broadcasting, press, and publicity. He has his personal representative in every political party, in every trade