Iva Toguri, 1916 – 2006

Iva Toguri, one of the so-called “Tokyo Rose” broadcasters during World World II and a Chicago resident since 1956, died at age 90 on Tuesday. An American citizen, Toguri was trapped in Japan as the war began and forced to participate in Japanese propaganda broadcasts. After the war, she was tried and convicted of treason, but was pardoned in the 70s by President Ford.

Chicago Tribune obituary
Chicago Sun-Times obituary
Sun-Times: Quiet life of alleged Tokyo Rose
NY Times obituary
WFMU’s Beware of the Blog obituary

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