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Max Bedacht

Bedacht was an active member of the Communist Party. Whittaker Chambers claimed Bedacht recruited him into the underground. Bedacht admitted Party membership but denied Chambers' charge before the grand jury in 1948, saying he had nothing to do with underground activities. 

Bedacht also said he had had little to do with Chambers when he met him years before in the office of the New Masses. He was not indicted for perjury. Click here to read an excerpted portion of Bedacht's memoirs.