Samuel Rodman

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Samuel Jacob Rodman, an American double-agent during World War II, was employed by the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration (UNRRA) and spied for the Soviet Union at the same time. Rodman was a member of the Communist Party of the United States (CPUSA), and his previous occupations were teaching and journalism.

Bernard Schuster was Rodman's contact with Soviet intelligence. Rodman was engaged in espionage on behalf of the Soviet Union while working in Yugoslavia for UNNRRA.


Samuel Rodman is referenced in the following Venona project decrypt:

  • 1553 KGB New York to Moscow, 4 November 1944.


  • 26 December 1945, FBI Silvermaster file, serial 356, Robert Miller background memo, Rodman section.
  • John Earl Haynes and Harvey Klehr, Venona: Decoding Soviet Espionage in America, New Haven: Yale University Press, (1999), pgs. 204, 223.