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Testimony of Victor A. Kravchenko : Hearings before the Committee on Un-American Activities, House of Representatives, Eightieth Congress, first session, on H.R. 1884 and H.R. 2122, bills to curb or outlaw the Communist Party of the United States, Public law 601 (Section 121, Subsection Q(2)) July 22, 1947. U.S. Committee on Un-American Activities, Victor A. Kravchenko

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Washington DC: Government Printing Office, 1947. Wraps. Very Good. 8vo, stapled wraps. pp 30. Kravchenko served as a Captain in the Soviet Army during WWII, and defected to the U.S. in 1944. Due to the fear of KGB detection, he lived under an assumed name. He is perhaps best known as the author of I Chose Freedom, which exposed many injustices in USSR and angered the Soviet Union. In 1966, he died of a gunshot wound in his Mahattan apartment; the death was officially ruled a suicide, but there were widespread rumors of assassination. This testimony occurred on July 22, 1947 before HUAC, of which Richard M . Nixon was a presiding member at the time and the committee which would be responsible in that same year for the infamous “Hollywood 10” blacklist. At one point, in an interesting exchange between Nixon and Kravchenko, Nixon asks, “In your opinion, there is no chance in the future for a revolution within the Russian countries?” To which Kravchenko replies, “No, sir. Not in the peoples’ own power.” Pressing the point, Nixon asks, “None at all?” and Kravchenko responds: “There is no possibility to overthrow the regime from within.” Sunning to front panel, very good

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Testimony of Victor A. Kravchenko : Hearings before the Committee on Un-American Activities, House of Representatives, Eightieth Congress, first session, on H.R. 1884 and H.R. 2122, bills to curb or outlaw the Communist Party of the United States, Public law 601 (Section 121, Subsection Q(2)) July 22, 1947. . U.S. Committee on Un-American Activities, Victor A. Kravchenko

Washington DC: Government Printing Office, 1947. Wraps. Very Good. 8vo, stapled wraps. pp 30. Kravchenko served as a Captain in the Soviet Army during WWII, and defected to the U.S. in 1944. Due to the fear of KGB detection, he lived under an assumed name. He is perhaps best known as the author of I Chose Freedom, which exposed many injustices in USSR and angered the Soviet Union. In 1966, he died of a gunshot wound in his Mahattan apartment; the death was officially ruled a suicide, but there were widespread rumors of assassination. This testimony occurred on July 22, 1947 before HUAC, of which Richard M . Nixon was a presiding member at the time and the committee which would be responsible in that same year for the infamous “Hollywood 10” blacklist. At one point, in an interesting exchange between Nixon and Kravchenko, Nixon asks, “In your opinion, there is no chance in the future for a revolution within the Russian countries?” To which Kravchenko replies, “No, sir. Not in the peoples’ own power.” Pressing the point, Nixon asks, “None at all?” and Kravchenko responds: “There is no possibility to overthrow the regime from within.” Sunning to front panel, very good 45.00

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Condition

Very Good

Date Published

1947

Publisher

Government Printing Office

Place Published

Washington DC

Keywords

communism, politics, russia, cold war

Binding

Wraps