I Chose Freedom

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I Chose Freedom

By Victor Kravchenko
Scribner, 1946
496 pp. $3.50

The author served the Soviet Government as an engineer and an industrial executive for a number of years, until he finally "chose freedom" while on the Soviet Purchasing Commission in Washington. The record of his experiences is one of slavery and terror on a mass scale. Allowing for the fact that the author is a disillusioned man, there still is much in it which both students of Soviet history and the general public will find of interest, for example, his account of the 1932-33 famine in the Ukraine and the gigantic purges in the middle of that decade.

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