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New York Times, New York, New York, Monday, September 15, 1958 - Page 29

Boy Chess Ace Due At Idlewild Today
Bobby Fischer, Brooklyn's 15-year-old international chess champion, is due in New York by air this morning. He left Brussels, Belgium, last night on a flight scheduled to arrive at New York International Airport, Idlewild, Queens, at 7:30 A.M.
Bobby tied for fifth place last week in a world chess tournament at Portoroz, Yugoslavia, and became the youngest person ever to qualify as an international grand master.
His mother, Mrs. Regina Fischer of 560 Lincoln Place, Brooklyn, had feared he was stranded in Yugoslavia without funds when she was advised he could not get a flight home until Oct. 4.
An official of the Yugoslav Chess Federation said in Belgrade yesterday, however, that Bobby had received over $400 in prize money on Friday. He took a train to Munich, Germany, and then flew to Brussels to make the New York flight.

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The actual truth about Bobby Fischer's political views…

Bobby Fischer Gives “Peace Sign” in 1958 and the Peace Movement Calling for Nuclear Disarmament

Bobby Fischer in 1958 and the Peace Movement Calling for Nuclear Disarmament

Bobby was leftist-leaning, like his mother, Regina Fischer who went on a “Peace March” to Moscow in 1961 to put pressure on the Khrushchevs and U.S.S.R. toward disarmament.

(Readers' Digest) The Dark, Untold Story About the Peace Sign
“It originated as a symbol used by the Direct Action Committee Against Nuclear War (DAC). An artist, Gerald Holtom, was on the groups' board, and as a well-known designer, stepped up to create a symbol that would have not only a visual but also a political impact. The symbol was first displayed during a protest march that took place on Easter weekend of 1958. Protesters marched 52 miles from London to Aldermaston in Berkshire, which is the site of the Atomic Weapons Research Establishment to protest the use of nuclear weapons in war. This march was organized by the DAC and it was the first wide spread public display of the peace sign.”
https://www.rd.com/culture/history-of-peace-sign/

Bobby's views never strayed far from his roots. The collage above, mentions BERTRAND RUSSELL, who was responsible for putting the peace signs on the 1958 banners and buttons of the activists. BERTRAND RUSSELL held strong views opposing the Apartheid of Israel. Just as Bobby did. Bobby never abandoned his leftist-leaning roots which he learned from Regina Fischer. He loathed Fascism.

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