Alexander Trachtenberg was a long-time senior Communist Party USA officer and had a role in receiving secret Communist Party subsidies from the Soviet Union. Whittaker Chambers asserted that Trachtenberg was involved in Soviet espionage.
Scientific and Cultural Conference for World Peace
Alexander Trachtenberg was a participant in the Conference. He was the head of the International Publishers Communist publishing house, referred to as the Alexander Fadiejew of the Communist Party USA, in other words, its cultural commissar. He was the reporter on Communist literature at the Communist Party conventions of 1936 and 1937, brain truster of such cultural fronts as the Workers Cultural Federation, the Jefferson School of Social Science, the Book Union, the Workers School, and the League of American Writers.
- Review of the Scientific and Cultural Conference for World Peace by the Committee on Un-American Activities, U.S. House of Representatives, Washington, D.C., April 19, 1949