Lest We Forget – Stalin’s Jews
We mustn’t forget that some of the greatest murderers of modern times were Jewish
by Sever Plocker
Originally appearing on Ynet
Here’s a particularly forlorn historical date: Almost 90 years ago, between the 19th and 20th of December 1917, in the midst of the Bolshevik revolution and civil war, Lenin signed a decree calling for the establishment of The All-Russian Extraordinary Commission for Combating Counter-Revolution and Sabotage, also known as Cheka.
Within a short period of time, Cheka became the largest and cruellest state security organization. Its organizational structure was changed every few years, as were its names: From Cheka to GPU, later to NKVD, and later to KGB.
We cannot know with certainty the number of deaths Cheka was responsible for in its various manifestations, but the number is surely at least 20 million, including victims of the forced collectivization, the hunger, large purges, expulsions, banishments, executions, and mass death at Gulags.
Whole population strata were eliminated: independent farmers, ethnic minorities, members of the bourgeoisie, senior officers, intellectuals, artists, labor movement activists, “opposition members” who were defined completely randomly, and countless members of the Communist party itself.
In his new, highly praised book “The War of the World“, historian Niall Ferguson writes that no revolution in the history of mankind devoured its children with the same unrestrained appetite as did the Soviet revolution. In his book on the Stalinist purges, Tel Aviv University’s Dr. Igal Halfin writes that Stalinist violence was unique in that it was directed internally.
Lenin, Stalin, and their successors could not have carried out their deeds without wide-scale cooperation of disciplined “terror officials,” cruel interrogators, snitches, executioners, guards, judges, perverts, and many bleeding hearts who were members of the progressive Western Left and were deceived by the Soviet regime of horror and even provided it with a kosher certificate.
All these things are well-known to some extent or another, even though the former Soviet Union’s archives have not yet been fully opened to the public. But who knows about this? Within Russia itself, very few people have been brought to justice for their crimes in the NKVD’s and KGB’s service. The Russian public discourse today completely ignores the question of “How could it have happened to us?” As opposed to other Eastern European nations, the Russians did not settle the score with their Stalinist past.
And us, the Jews? An Israeli student finishes high school without ever hearing the name “Genrikh Yagoda,” the greatest Jewish murderer of the 20th Century, the GPU’s deputy commander and the founder and commander of the NKVD. Yagoda diligently implemented Stalin’s collectivization orders and is responsible for the deaths of at least 10 million people. His Jewish deputies established and managed the Gulag system. After Stalin no longer viewed him favorably, Yagoda was demoted and executed, and was replaced as chief hangman in 1936 by Yezhov, the “bloody dwarf.”
Yezhov was not Jewish but was blessed with an active Jewish wife. In his Book “Stalin: The Court of the Red Tsar”, Jewish historian Simon Sebag Montefiore writes that during the darkest period of terror, when the Communist killing machine worked in full force, Stalin was surrounded by beautiful, young Jewish women.
Stalin’s close associates and loyalists included member of the Central Committee and Politburo Lazar Kaganovich. Montefiore characterizes him as the “first Stalinist” and adds that those starving to death in the Ukraine, an unparalleled tragedy in the history of humankind aside from the Nazi horrors and Mao’s terror in China, did not move Kaganovich.
Many Jews sold their soul to the devil of the Communist revolution and have blood on their hands for eternity. We’ll mention just one more: Leonid Reichman, head of the NKVD’s special department and the organization’s chief interrogator, who was a particularly cruel sadist.
In 1934, according to published statistics, 38.5 percent of those holding the most senior posts in the Soviet security apparatuses were of Jewish origin. They too, of course, were gradually eliminated in the next purges. In a fascinating lecture at a Tel Aviv University convention this week, Dr. Halfin described the waves of soviet terror as a “carnival of mass murder,” “fantasy of purges”, and “messianism of evil.” Turns out that Jews too, when they become captivated by messianic ideology, can become great murderers, among the greatest known by modern history.
The Jews active in official communist terror apparatuses (in the Soviet Union and abroad) and who at times led them, did not do this, obviously, as Jews, but rather, as Stalinists, communists, and “Soviet people.” Therefore, we find it easy to ignore their origin and “play dumb”: What do we have to do with them? But let’s not forget them. My own view is different. I find it unacceptable that a person will be considered a member of the Jewish people when he does great things, but not considered part of our people when he does amazingly despicable things.
Even if we deny it, we cannot escape the Jewishness of “our hangmen,” who served the Red Terror with loyalty and dedication from its establishment. After all, others will always remind us of their origin.
Comment by Steve Wiseman on 01/25/2011 – 2:03 am
Despite what I am about to reveal to you, I believe that to blame the Little Jews of the world for the terrors and horrors of communism is like blaming all the Little Christians for the crimes of Churchill, Blair, Hitler, Bush, Clinton, Truman, Eisenhower, FDR and the other so-called Christians who were and are mass murderers.
May I also note that Lazar Kaganovich, the brother-in-law of Stalin, was also Jewish? … Kaganovich’s sister, Stalin’s third wife, was probably the one who poisoned Stalin….
Now to the facts. Actually the number of Jews who ran Russia after the Jewish led, financed and implemented so-called Russian Revolution (which actually was a Jewish invasion, mostly from America and Germany) was at least 90% in some of the committees…not the 38% that Ferguson has tried to get us to believe…actually even many of FDR’s closest advisers, the very people who got FDR to help the communists all through the war, despite Stalin’s reign of terror, were Jews…Henry Morganthau Jr.
For a far more accurate count of the number of Jews who led the communists during and after the RR, you should get Robert Wilton’s book “The Last Days of the Romanovs” published in 1920, or Denis Fahey’s book, “The Rulers of Russia”, which quotes Wilton. Wilton was the Russian correspondent for the London Times for seventeen years, spoke Russian and knew the country inside out…and he of course was blackballed, very much like Solzhenitsyn was for writing his last great book [Two Hundred Years Together] which, he, Solzhenitsyn, never was able to get published in English.
In any case, even today, most people do not know that Lenin had Jewish roots, his paternal grandfather was Jewish, and he, like Stalin and Khrushchev, also married a Jew.
Here are some facts from Wilton…
(1) Of the 556 important functionaries of the Bolsheviks who controlled Russia in 1917 (mostly Moscow and St Petersburg), 17 were Russians, 2 were Ukrainians, 11 Armenians, 35 Latvians, 15 Germans, 1 Hungarian, 10 Georgians, 3 Poles, 3 Finns, 1 Czech, and 457 Jews…457/556 = 82%…! And remember many of the non-Jews had Jewish wives, as did Stalin (all three of his wives were Jews).
(2) In the Central Committee of the Party, 9 of the 12 top guys were Jews: Bronstein (Trotsky), Apfelbaum (Zinoviev), Luire (Larine), Uritsky, Voldarski, Rosenfeld (Kamenev), Smidovich, Sverdlov (Yankel), and Nakhamkes (Steklov); the non-Jews were Ulyanov (Lenin, but see above), Krylenko and Lunacharsky.