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A Collection of Quotes from Jewish Periodicals on Bolshevism

"Some call it Marxism I call it Judaism."-Rabbi Stephen Wise, The American Bulletin May 5, 1935 "There is much in the fact of Bolshevism itself, in the fact that so many Jews are Bolshevists. The ideals of Bolshevism are consonant with many of the highest ideals of Judaism."- The Jewish Chronicle (London, April, 4, 1919) "What Jewish idealism and Jewish discontent have so powerfully contributed to produce in Russia, the same historic qualities of the Jewish mind are tending to promote in other countries.... The Bolshevik revolution in Russia was the work of Jewish brains, of Jewish dissatisfaction, of Jewish planning, whose goal is to create a new order in the world. What was performed in so excellent a way in Russia, thanks to Jewish brains, and because of Jewish dissatisfaction and by Jewish planning, shall also, through the same Jewish mental an physical forces, become a reality all over the world."- New York American Hebrew, 20 September 1920. "Whatever the racial antecedents of their top man, the first Soviet commissariats were largely staffed with Jews. The Jewish position in the Communist movement was well understood in Russia. The White Armies which opposed the Bolshevik government linked Jews and Bolsheviks as common enemies"- The Universal Jewish Encyclopedia. "In the Bolshevik era, 52 percent of the membership of the Soviet communist party was Jewish, though Jews comprised only 1.8 percent of the total population."-Stuart Kahan, The Wolf of the Kremlin (1987). "Half of the six members of the politburo that was the supreme government of Soviet Russia in 1920 were Jews. The first head of the Soviet secret police was Jewish. Jews were prominent in the leadership of the Communist party in Germany, Hungary, and Austria. In the 1920s close to half the members of the small and politically insignificant American Communist party were Jewish."-Norman Cantor, The Sacred Chain- A History of the Jews (1995) "The founders of the Soviet secret police [later KGB], headquartered in Lubyanka prison in Moscow, were mostly Jews. Jews also took leadership roles, down into the early 1950s, in the Communist parties of Germany, Hungary, Poland, Czechoslovakia, and Rumania. In the struggle for succession to Lenin in the 1920s... most of the high-level Soviet Jews made the mistake of supporting Stalin, an Asiatic anti-Semite who in the purge trials in the mid-1930s eventually eliminated these Jewish "Old Bolsheviks."-Norman Cantor, Stalin's Jews (1996). "Three of the six members of Lenin's first Politburo, Trotsky, Kamenev, and Zinoviev, were of Jewish origin. Trotsky, in addition was commissar of defense and organized and commanded the Red Army during the civil war that followed the October Revolution. Kamenev and Zinoviev became members of the triumvirate [along with Stalin ] that ruled the Soviet Union immediately after Lenin's death in 1924. Other prominent Jews in the early Soviet government included Yakov Sverdlov, president of the Communist party central committee, Maxim Litvinov, commissar for foreign affairs, and Karl Radek, who served as press commissar. In subsequent years, Jews continued to play major roles throughout the Soviet state. Lazar Kaganovich, for example, was

one of Stalin's chief aides, commissar of heavy industry during the Second World War, and a member of the Politburo. If the distinctive contribution of Jews to the absolutist state was in the realm of finance, and their singular role in liberal regimes was the mobilization of opinion, the special contribution of the Jews to the Bolshevik state involved the organization of coercion. From the beginning, the Soviet state relied heavily upon military, police, and security services to sustain itself, and Jews were active in these agencies. Like Sikhs and Gurkhas in British India, Jews had traditionally been at the margins of Russian society and, hence, prepared to staff and direct the coercive instruments upon which the state relied to control its citizens. During the 1920s and 1930s, Jews were a major element in the secret police and other Soviet security forces. Genrikh Yagoda, for instance, served as chief of the secret police during the 1930s. Yagoda had been a pharmacist before the Revolution and specialized in preparing poisons for his agents to use in liquidating Stalin's opponents. Other high-ranking Jewish secret policemen included Matvei Berman and Naftali Frenkel who helped to expand and institutionalize the slave labor system. Slave laborers working under Frenkel's supervision built the White-Sea Baltic Canal in 1932. As many as 200,000 workers perished while completing this project. Another Jewish security officer, K. V. Pauker, served as chief of operations of the secret police in the 1930s. Lev Inzhir was chief accountant for the Gulag. M. T. Gay headed the special secret police department that conducted the purges of the 1930s. In what came to be called the "Great Terror," he supervised the mass arrests, trials, and executions of Stalin's opponents. Two other Jewish secret policemen, A. A. Slutsky and Boris Berman, were in charge of Soviet terror and espionage abroad during the 1930s. Jews were also important in the Red Army. In addition to Trotsky, prominent Jewish generals included Yona Yakir, who was a member of the Communist party central committee; Dmitri Schmidt, a civil war hero and commander of the Kiev area; and Yakob Kreiser, a hero of the defense of Moscow during the Second World War. Stalinist Russia is a notable example of a regime that had been closely identified with Jews As we saw earlier, in the aftermath of the Bolshevik revolution, Jews played an extremely prominent role in the Soviet regime Stalin's advocacy of the doctrine of "socialism in one country" was partly designed to limit the influence of foreign Jewish Communists who often had ties to Jewish Communists in the Soviet Union itself within the Communist party, the army, the secret police, and the administrative apparatus [the] Jews exercised a great deal of influence within all these institutions and, as a result, formed the largest and most important group of victims of the Stalinist purges. Jews constituted about 500,000 of the ten-million purge victims of the 1930s and comprised a majority of the politically most prominent victims. During the 1930s, Stalin moved to consolidate his power by intimidating or eliminating all potential sources of opposition within the Communist party, the army, the secret police, and the administrative apparatus. Jews exercised a great deal of influence within all these institutions and, as a result, formed the largest and most important group of victims of the Stalinist purges. Jews constituted about 500,000 of the ten-million purge victims of the 1930s and comprised a majority of the politically most prominent victims. In a series of show trials, during this period, the key Jewish officials of the Communist party and Soviet state were accused of plotting against the revolution and were systematically killed. These included Kamenev, Zinoviev, Radek, and Rykov. Important Jewish military commanders such as Yakir and Schmidt were also liquidated. The secret police forces used to implement these purges often were led by Jews who were killed in their turn, until the influence

of Jews within the secret police was substantially diminished. Those liquidated included Yagoda, Pauker, Slutsky, and the Berman brothers"-Benjamin Ginsberg, The Fatal Embrace: Jews and the State (1993). "Jewish histories rarely mention the name of Karl Marx, though in his life and spirit he was far truer to the mission of Israel than most who are forever talking of it."- Rabbi Lewis Brown, Stranger Than Fiction, (1928).

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Vladimir Lenin Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov (18701924), better known as "Lenin," was the figurehead of the Bolshevik Revolution and was a Jew by the standards of Israel's Law of Return for he possessed a maternal grandfather, Israel Blank, who was Jewish. Dmitri Volkogonov, a former Soviet general, who had access to the KGB archives, confirms this Jewish lineage ("Lenin's Lineage? 'Jewish" Moscow News Feb. 28,1992). Chaim Weizmann (1874-1952), revealed that "Lenin had taken part in Jewish student meetings in Switzerland thirty-five years before" (The London Jewish Chronicle, December 16, 1932). "Lenin, or Oulianov by adoption, originally Zederbaum, a Kalmuck Jew, married a Jewess, and whose children speak Yiddish." (Major-General, Count Cherep-Spiridovich,The Secret World Government, p. 36). "Lenin, as a child, was left behind, there, by a company of prisoners passing through, and later his Jewish convict father, Ilko Sroul Goldman, wrote inquiring his whereabouts. Lenin had already been picked up and adopted by Qulianoff." (D. Petrovsky, Russia under the Jews, p. 86). "Lenin was born on April 10, 1870 in the vicinity of Odessa, South of Russia, as a son of Ilko Sroul Goldmann, a German Jew, and Sofie Goldmann, a German Jewess. Lenin was circumcised as Hiam Goldmann." (Common Sense, April 1, 1963). During the preparation of the Bolshevik take-over of Russia and Eastern Europe, the main protagonists wandered the world garnering support from their own kind, closely followed by the police. In England this was the job of Scotland Yard's Special Branch, originally set up in 1883 to counter Irish (Fenian) terrorism but, also, it soon took on the task of surveillance of the Jewish schemers circulating in London. Herbert T Fitch, a Scotland Yard detective assigned to the task said this: "It was my first sight of him (Lenin), a smooth-headed, oval-faced, narrow-eyed, typical Jew, with a devilish sureness in every line of his powerful magnetic face. Beside him was a different type of Jew, the kind one might see in any Soho shop, strong-nosed, sallow-faced, long-mustached, with a little tuft of beard wagging from his chin and a great shock of wild hair, Leiba Bronstein, afterwards Lev Trotsky" Herbert T Fitch, Traitors Within. Lenin also agreed that Jews made the best revolutionaries: "The clever Russian" he said " is almost always a Jew or has Jewish blood in him.". Captain Montgomery Schyler of the American Expeditionary Forces in Siberia. In a military intelligence report to Lt Col Barrows in Vladivostok dated March 1, 1919, he writes of events following the decline of the First Provisional Government, says: "These hopes were frustrated by

the gradual gains in power of the more irresponsible and socialistic elements of the population, guided by the Jews and other anti-Russian races. A table made in April 1918 by Robert Wilton, the correspondent of the London Times in Russia, shows that at that time there were 384 "commissars" including 2 Negroes, 13 Russians, 15 Chinamen, 22 Armenians and more than 300 Jews. Of the latter number, 264 had come to Russia from the United States since the downfall of the Imperial government." Even more prescient: "It is probably unwise to say this loudly in the United States but the Bolshevik movement is and has been since its beginning guided and controlled by Russian Jews of the greasiest type, who have been in the United States and there absorbed every one of the worst phases of our civilization without having the least understanding of what we really mean by liberty." "There is now definite evidence that Bolshevism is an international movement controlled by Jews; communications are passing between the leaders in America, France, Russia and England, with a view toward concerted action." Scotland Yard, "A Monthly Review of the Progress of Revolutionary Movements Abroad," July 16, 1919. "Fifty percent of Soviet government in each town consists of Jews of the worst type, many of whom are anarchists." US State Department Report, Foreign Relations, 1918, Russia, Vol. 11, p. 240. "I consider that the immediate suppression of Bolshevism is the greatest issue now before the world, not even excluding the war that is still raging, and unless, as above stated, Bolshevism is nipped in the bud immediately, it is bound to spread in one form or another over Europe and the whole world, as it is organized and worked by Jews who have no nationality, and whose one object is to destroy for their own ends the existing order of things."( a report (6 September, 1918) from the Netherlands Minister at Petrograd, Oudendyke, passed onto prominent British politician Arthur Balfour and used in a Parliamentary White Paper on Communism). From the same Parliamentary White Paper came this report from Consul at Ekaterinburg of February 6, 1919: "From examination of several labourers and peasant witnesses, I have evidence to the effect that the very smallest percentage of this district were pro-Bolshevik, majority of labourers sympathizing with summoning of Constituent Assembly. Witnesses further stated that Bolshevik leaders did not represent Russian working classes, most of them being Jews." "In December, 1918, under the Presidency of a man known as Apfelbaum [Zinoviev] out of 388 members of the revolutionary government, only 16 happened to be real Russians; all the rest were Jews with the exception of one U.S. Negro. Two hundred and sixty-five of the Jews belonging to this Northern Commune Government that is sitting in the old Smolny Institute come from the Lower East Side of New York ... 265 of them!" Rev. George Simons, Superintendent of the Methodist Episcopal Church in St Petersburg 1907 to October 1918, testimony before a Committee of the United States Senate on the 12th February, 1919. "In this pamphlet I present to my readers a number of serious documents which go to show that the real forces behind Bolshevism are Jewish forces; and that Bolshevism is really an instrument in the hands of the Jews for the establishment of their future Messianic kingdom ... [In 1935 the Central Executive of the Third international, which ruled Russia] consisted of 59 men, of which 56 were Jews. The other three, including Stalin, were married to Jewesses. Of 17 principal Soviet ambassadors, 4 were Jews." Dr Dennis Fahey, C.S.S.P., The Rulers of Russia, written with the imprimatur of the Archbishop of Dublin, 26th March, 1938.

"As for anyone who does not know that the present revolutionary Bolshevist movement in Russia is Jewish, I can only say that he must be a man who is taken in by the suppression of our deplorable Press." Hilaire Belloc, taken from his Weekly, dated 4th February, 1937.