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friedrich braun
Monday, January 10th, 2005, 04:13 PM
By Germar Rudolf

http://vho.org/tr/2004/3/Rudolf325-327.html

tuddorsped
Thursday, April 21st, 2005, 12:22 PM
The research by Petrov is interesting and factually correct. However, some of the attached commentary is disingenous and slightly mendacious. For instance:

"Although Jews were not a larger majority in the Soviet Union than, for example, Germans, Poles, or the Baltic people, their dominance in the Leadership of the NKVD is tremendous...."

This is actually incorrect. Latvia was independent of the Soviet Union from 1918-1940. The Latvian population within the SU during the early 1920s was roughly about 200,000 (Total Greater Russian population was between 135 and 140 million) and yet they constituted an equally if not more significant contingent within the leadership of the early Cheka and later OGPU/NKVD. People like Latsis, Peterss, Karlsons, Zirnis, Zalpeter Zakovsky(Shtunis) etc were very influential figures. Latsis and Peterss, along with the Pole, Dzerzhinsky, were the three main administrators of The Red Terror.

In contrast, the Jewish population of the SU during the same period has been estimated to have been at least 2.5 million. They were clearly overrepresented in the Security Services but not as overwhelmingly so as the Latvians.

A well known and oft quoted passage describing the Latvian presence in the Cheka is this:

"As early as the year 1919 the All-Russian Che-Ka had come to have 2000 persons on its personal staff, with three-fourths of them natives of Latvia. Indeed, Letts, from the beginning, obtained, and retained, a special position in this regard, and would be engaged by Che-Kas in batches of whole families, and render those Che-Kas faithful service. Thus our modern Letts might be likened to the ancient mercenaries. So much was this the case that the Muscovite Che-Ka came to be known as "the Lettish Colony." A propos of the attraction which the institutions of Moscow had for Latvia's population, the Bulletin of the Left Social Revolutionary Party remarked: "Letts flock to the Extraordinary Commission of Moscow as folk emigrate to America, and for the same reason to make their fortunes." And the fact that very few Letts knew a single word of Russian was in no way held to disqualify those immigrants from being entrusted with inquisitions and domiciliary searches, or even with the filling in of returns. Whence arose amusing anecdotes not wholly amusing to the victims."
Sergey Petrovich Melgunov, The Red Terror in Russia, London, 1925, pp. 248-249

Frank Gordon, a Latvian Jew Israeli emigre, in his work Latvians and Jews Between Germany and Russia wrote:

"In the interests of historical accuracy one must acknowledge that Jews, like Latvians, played a major role in the early years of Bolshevism's "Great Experiment," that is, between 1917 and 1937. This is indicated graphically in the memoirs, published abroad, of the well-known Russian poet Marina Zvetayeva, who remembers how amazed she was that in 1918 in Moscow, everywhere, in every institution, there were "only Yids and Latvians." All Moscow, she complained, was swarming with them."

Let us also not forget the military contributions of the Latvian Rifle Regiments to the victory of the Bolsheviks in the Civil war. As Gordon further states:

"Indeed, the Latvian Red Riflemen were in fact the strongest pillar supporting the Bolsheviks. They were the Bolsheviks' Praetorian guard. As the Latvian historian Uldis Germanis, who lives in Stockholm, points out (in Oberst Vacietis und die Lettischen Schuetzen im Weltkrieg und in der Oktoberrevolution, Stockholm, Amqvist & Wiksell, 1974), Lenin could rely on neither the disorganized Russian troops in St. Petersburg, nor the famous sailors at Kronstadt with their growing anarchistic tendencies, nor the militarily weak Red Guard, composed of workers. The Bolshevik headquarters in St. Petersburg, the Smolny Institute building, which contained Lenin's office, were guarded by a special company of Latvian Riflemen (officially called Svodnoya rota Latyshskich Strelkov pri VCIK i Sovnarkome). When the Soviet government moved to Moscow in March of 1918, these faithful bodyguards of the Bolshevik leadership, now known as the United Latvian Riflemen's Battalion, were assigned to guard the Kremlin."

Robert Bruce Lockhart in his book, Memoirs of a British Agent, made similar observations:

"The Letts [Latvians] were the best [sentries]. Most of them were contemptuous of the Russians, whom they regarded as inferiors. One Lett informed me that, if Russia could have put a million non-Russian troops into the trenches, she could not have failed to win the war. Every time the Letts advanced, he said, they were let down by the Russians, who failed invariably to support them. He despised, too, the dirt and laziness of the Russian troops. On the other hand, he had a wholesome respect for the Bolshevik leaders, whom he regarded as supermen."
Lockhart p.333

But it would be true to state that Jews, Latvians, and also Poles, constituted a disproportionate power within the Soviet security organs up until the late 1930s. As it would be also true to say that they were rapidly supplanted in the leadership of the Security Organs by ethnic Russians, Ukrainians and Georgians. Indeed, a similar transformation happened in the top ranks of the Communist Party itself. (http://holocaust.skeptik.net/misc/party.htm)

I will return to this subject with photographic evidence at a later date.

tuddorsped
Wednesday, September 21st, 2005, 10:15 PM
Germans in the CHEKA/NKVD:

http://www.memo.ru/history/NKVD/kto/biogr/gb472.htm
http://www.memo.ru/history/NKVD/kto/biogr/gb425.htm
http://www.memo.ru/history/NKVD/kto/biogr/gb68.htm

And even a Swede:

http://www.memo.ru/history/NKVD/kto/biogr/gb498.htm

Very strange.

tuddorsped
Thursday, September 22nd, 2005, 12:40 AM
One more ethnic German:

http://www.memo.ru/history/NKVD/kto/biogr/gb286.htm

And an assortment of Latvians:

http://www.memo.ru/history/NKVD/kto/biogr/gb24.htm
http://www.memo.ru/history/NKVD/kto/biogr/gb216.htm
http://www.memo.ru/history/NKVD/kto/biogr/gb209.htm
http://www.memo.ru/history/NKVD/kto/biogr/gb283.htm
http://www.memo.ru/history/NKVD/kto/biogr/gb336.htm
http://www.memo.ru/history/NKVD/kto/biogr/gb358.htm
http://www.memo.ru/history/NKVD/kto/biogr/gb357.htm
http://www.memo.ru/history/NKVD/kto/biogr/gb383.htm
http://www.memo.ru/history/NKVD/kto/biogr/gb436.htm
http://www.memo.ru/history/NKVD/kto/biogr/gb555.htm
http://www.memo.ru/history/NKVD/kto/biogr/gb474.htm
http://www.memo.ru/history/NKVD/kto/biogr/gb481.htm
http://www.memo.ru/history/NKVD/kto/biogr/gb179.htm
http://www.memo.ru/history/NKVD/kto/biogr/gb181.htm
http://www.memo.ru/history/NKVD/kto/biogr/gb187.htm
http://www.memo.ru/history/NKVD/kto/biogr/gb191.htm

Full biographies here featuring a range of Soviet nationalities though mainly ethnic Russians and a disproportionate number of Jews:

http://www.memo.ru/history/NKVD/kto/biogr/index.htm

Ross
Thursday, September 22nd, 2005, 02:53 PM
And Neo-Nazi keep claiming that Hitler and Co. invaded the USSR in 1941 in order to liberate the country from Jewish yoke. Looks like they did not bother to read newspapers.

tuddorsped
Thursday, September 22nd, 2005, 04:18 PM
And Neo-Nazi keep claiming that Hitler and Co. invaded the USSR in 1941 in order to liberate the country from Jewish yoke. Looks like they did not bother to read newspapers.

LOL.

Well, there weren't many Jews left in the higher echelons of the Russian Communist Party after the purges, even less in the security organs. Most of the ones listed on that site have arrest dates from 1938. Few survived past 1941. It was just too dangerous in the pre-War climate to be anything other than a committed Russian patriot. Any hint of 'bourgeois nationalism' or divided loyalties and you were straight on the next cattle truck to Komi or Turukhansk. After the war, with the foundation of Israel, it was dangerous being a Jew in any walk of life. Look what happened to Molotov's wife. Even Kaganovich was no longer in favour with the 'Black Thief'. Stalin put Ryumin in charge of the Doctor's Plot. The man was a rabid antisemite. He was the man who supposedly drafted a plan that would have exiled the entire urban Jewish population of Russia to Birobidzhan for good.

The real truth of the matter is that as soon as the Party opened its doors to the 'sons of the land', after the Civil War, then it couldn't be anything other than a tool of ethnic Russian popular will, admittedly conducted through the medium of crude Marxist sloganeering and intricate Leninist politics. The only thing that held the ethnic Russian people back was their illiteracy and their backwardness. The Super-Industrialisation of the 30s put an end to that myth. It also guaranteed the eventual military victory of '45 and continued independence from foreign interference. It was a shame that it had to be bought at such a high price, the forced collectivisation of the late 20s and early 30s, but without any imperial colonies with which to exploit and build up her receipts (and no access to foreign capital markets) there was simply no other choice than to ruthlessly squeeze the peasant surplus in order to increase currency reserves and fund the building of infrastructure.

I always laugh at the anti-communist jew baiters and their absurd mythologies. Would true Russian patriots and Tsarist gentleman officers like Brusilov and Shaposhnikov have served a regime that was inimical to Russian interests and controlled by Jews?

Most of the 'history' books in the West are just full of crude Cold War propaganda. And people still make up rubbish about the 'tens of millions' killed under Stalin. It's just lies to justify and deflect attention away from those murdered by Yeltsin and his IMF backers under bandit capitalism after 1991.

Ross
Thursday, September 22nd, 2005, 05:24 PM
I always laugh at the anti-communist jew baiters and their absurd mythologies. Would true Russian patriots and Tsarist gentleman officers like Brusilov and Shaposhnikov have served a regime that was inimical to Russian interests and controlled by Jews?


I believe the issue is more complicated than that.

Jews were in (complete) control of Russia and the party, but only until the Great Purges of 30s.

Jewish controlled government and the party implemented pro-people's course (the land question, civil liberties etc.), but only until they were able to secure victory in the Civil War.

Since 1922 until mid 30s literally millions of Russians were exiled or sent to camps, where they died... That's the real (and forgotten) victims of the Bolshevik regime.

Naturally, Russians were cheering the trials of 30s, so much condemned by the "liberal" press.

tuddorsped
Thursday, September 22nd, 2005, 09:10 PM
I believe the issue is more complicated than that.

Jews were in (complete) control of Russia and the party, but only until the Great Purges of 30s.

Jewish controlled government and the party implemented pro-people's course (the land question, civil liberties etc.), but only until they were able to secure victory in the Civil War.

Since 1922 until mid 30s literally millions of Russians were exiled or sent to camps, where they died... That's the real (and forgotten) victims of the Bolshevik regime.

Naturally, Russians were cheering the trials of 30s, so much condemned by the "liberal" press.


There's no question that Lenin was a Russophobe and entrusted senior party positions to the Jewish element. He actually preferred Germans and saw Jews and Latvians as the nearest Greater Russian equivalent. He thought Russians weren't ruthless enough. He wanted to move his headquarters to Berlin after the promised World revolution. And the NEP did usher in a period of unbridled chaos that allowed all sorts of corruption and profiteering to thrive, as society crumbled.

But one still has to put the blame for most of that misery on the horrors of WW1, the Civil War and the resulting famine. I believe that Moscow lost over half of its population, Petrograd two thirds as the people fled the cities and industry collapsed. The blockade by foreign powers certainly didn't help either. It was a terrible time. Sadly a lot of disenfranchised Russians went along with it because they had known nothing but misery and oppression since the popular risings of 1905. They certainly never forgave or forgot a Tsarist regime that sent them to the front without boots or rifles. Even Trotsky had more sense than to do that.

But yes, Jewish brains and Latvian bayonets didn't help matters.

Ross
Thursday, September 22nd, 2005, 10:02 PM
But one still has to put the blame for most of that misery on the horrors of WW1, the Civil War and the resulting famine.

I'm talking about pre-planned extermination of Russians during Lenin's period.

It looks you're not familiar with that (well hidden) period of history of Russia.

Do you speak/read Russian, by any chance?

tuddorsped
Thursday, September 22nd, 2005, 11:07 PM
I'm talking about pre-planned extermination of Russians during Lenin's period.

It looks you're not familiar with that (well hidden) period of history of Russia.

Do you speak/read Russian, by any chance?

Badly. :D

But drop me some links if you want. I could do with some practise.