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Kravchenko, Victor; 1905-1966   (view)

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Victor Andreevich Kravchenko (Ukrainian: Віктор Андрійович Кра́вченко, 11 October 1905 – 25 February 1966) was a Soviet defector, known for writing the best-selling book, I Chose Freedom, published in 1946, about the realities of life in the Soviet Union. Kravchenko defected to the United States during World War II, and began writing about his experiences as an official in the Communist Party of the Soviet Union and raising awareness of the Holodomor. Later in life he wrote about his experiences in America under capitalism, until his death under suspicious circumstances in 1966. (from Wikipedia)


Lifespan: 1905-1966
Clippings: 1944-1989
German National Library: http://d-nb.info/gnd/119084570
Wikidata: http://www.wikidata.org/entity/Q962114
DBpedia: http://dbpedia.org/resource/Victor_Kravchenko_(defector)
VIAF: http://viaf.org/viaf/814198

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