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Alexander Radó

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Alexander Radó (5 November 1899, Újpest, near Budapest – 20 August 1981, Budapest), also: Alex, Alexander Radolfi, Sándor Kálmán Reich or Alexander Rado, was a Hungarian cartographer who later became a Soviet military intelligence-agent in World War II. Radó (codename "DORA") was also a member of the resistance ( Widerstandskämpfer) to Nazi Germany, devoted to the service of the so-called Red Orchestra, the Soviet espionage and spy network in Western Europe between 1933 and 1945. Within the Red Orchestra he headed the Switzerland-based Red Three group, one of the most efficient components of the Soviet intelligence network. Life Radó was born into a middle-class Jewish family in Újpest, at the time an industrial suburb of Budapest. His father ( Gábor Reich) was first a clerk at a trading firm and later became a wealthy businessman through the ownership of a small timber works. His mother was Malvina Rado. He had two siblings, a brother Ferenc Rado (Francis Radó) and a siste
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