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COVID lockdowns compared to coercion & torture methods to break the will of prisoners of war

Communist Attempts to Elicit False Confessions from Air Force Prisoners of War*
Albert D. Biderman

Via ACLU: Biderman is Albert D. Biderman, whose September 1957 paper “Communist Attempts to Elicit False Confessions From Air Force Prisoners of War” contains the original chart in a more legible form. Biderman showed how Chinese and Korean interrogators used techniques including sleep deprivation, darkness or bright light, insults, threats, and exposure far more than physical force to break prisoners.


University of Strathclyde, Glasgow


Click to access Bidermanschartofcoercion.pdf

Click to access bidermans_chart_of_coercion.pdf