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Freda Utley
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    (January 23, 1898-January 21, 1978)
    Born in London, United Kingdom
    Joined the Communist Party of Great Britain (1928)
    Married Russian economist Arcadi Berdichevsky (1928)
    Settled in Moscow (1930-36)
    Left the Soviet Union after her husband was arrested
    Wrote 'Lost Illusions' (1940), 'Last Chance in China' (1945), 'The High Cost of Vengence' (1948), 'The China Story' (1951) and 'Odyssey of a Liberal' (1970)
    She supported Neville Chamberlain's appeasement policies.
    She supported the isolationist America First Committee and wrote a Reader's Digest article calling for a negotiated peace between England and Nazi Germany.
    She claimed, 'There is no crime that the Nazis committed that we or our allies did not also commit ourselves.'
    She helped Joseph McCarthy compile lists of suspected Communists and sympathizers.
    She served as a front-line war correspondent during the Sino-Japanese War (1938).
    After settling in the US, she wrote, 'My decision to leave the Old World for the New was the best I ever made.'
    During World War II, the Friends of the Soviet Union repeatedly tried to get her deported.
    Pearl Buck described 'Lost Illusions' as 'a strongly unassailable indictment of Russian Communism.'
    In 1956, she learned that her husband had died in 1938.
    Five decades later, her son learned that he had been executed for organizing a hunger strike in an Arctic prison camp.

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