Arthur Ewert

Arthur Ewert (b Germany 1890; d Germany 1959), early communist agent in Canada. Ewert immigrated to Canada with his wife Elise in 1914, was arrested in Toronto 23 Mar 1919 under the pseudonym Arthur Brown and expelled as a subversive alien.

Arthur Ewert

Arthur Ewert (b Germany 1890; d Germany 1959), early communist agent in Canada. Ewert immigrated to Canada with his wife Elise in 1914, was arrested in Toronto 23 Mar 1919 under the pseudonym Arthur Brown and expelled as a subversive alien. In Germany he became a member of the communist Politburo and was elected to the Reichstag. He went to the US in 1927 to enforce Stalin's doctrines on American communists and later served as an agent in China, where he is supposed to have met members of the British "Fifth Man" group in 1935, was arrested and expelled. From 1947 he was hospitalized in Germany as a result of torture in Brazil. Hardly anything is publicly known of Ewert's life in Canada (or anywhere else) except for British MI5 information published by the British author Chapman Pincher.