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sanity, her retentive memory, and her
abiding religious faith to "psychological self-defense," as built up by various prisoners through the grim years,
and mercifully transmitted to her.
This was done by means of an ingenious wall-tapping code (explained in
detail), which enabled the prisoners
( many of them highly intellectual) to
communicate from cell to cell in unbroken circuit, as long as each took the
trouble to learn the code, orally. Writing materials were seldom permitted.
In some places the chief diversion was
speculation as to "who would be liquidated next."
She had no contact with the outside
world save while being transferred to
another prison by train and Black
Maria. Pathetically, she found stimulation in those brief breaks, from having glimpses of people not under
Sometimes Elizabeth had a cellmate. One was Rita Vassilyeva, a
Zinoviev partisan, also accused of
complicity in the Kirov killing; she
believed that the NKVD had had
From Volkov, a fellow-prisoner in
an isolator where solitary confinement
was not continuous, Elizabeth learned
that he was sure Lenin had been poisoned, presumably by order of Stalin.
Sofia Nikitina told of Zoya, her
adopted daughter, an attractive young
girl who obtained entree to the Kremlin; she had orders from her own
lather, a White Russian in exile, to
shoot Stalin, and almost succeeded;
but she was not quite shrewd enough,
hence was detected a few minutes in
advance of the act. Zoya and all her
associates were slain or imprisoned
Natalia Trushina, servant of Na-
dezhda Allilueva, who became StalinS
official wife, related how she had been
sole witness to Stalin's choking Na-
dezhda to death within the Kremlin,
after he had tired of her. "There art
only two exits from the Kremlin,
Natalia said. "To the political isola-
tor, or to the next world."
Yenukidze, former secretary of th*
Central Executive Committee ol thc
USSR, told Elizabeth that Stalin himself had given the order whicl
finally brought about Kirov's assa*
sination. Elizabeth objected: "NikO|
layev killed Kirov to settle a person!
grudge." Yenukidze insisted tha'
Stalin had fanned that grudge. Bad
of all was the fact that Kirov had received a larger vote than Stalin in tn*
secret ballot for membership in tn*
Central Committee. From that moment, Kirov was a doomed man.
Another woman prisoner, former'!
of the Kremlin, said, "Kirov's deal
was urgently required by the Kremlin." At another time she remark*!
that Roza, wife of Stalin between 19*
and 1938, was a breath-taking beautj
but far from happy. Stalin had f"lf
wives, variously; none was in an eJfl
After release, Elizabeth Lermolo'*
held the "face of a victim" in a mii'rl''
She was shocked. She did not ret
nizc herself. During eight years *1
had never once seen her own rcfl**'
tion. But she succeeded in recreatijl
her image in words, most vividly. T™
record of her experiences is an imp**]
sive contribution to Soviet cri"1
U. S. Immigration Policy
(Continued from page 15)
semidarkness behind the Iron Curtain,
look to the United States for the help
that vvill not be forthcoming — under
the present law.
A number of bills introduced in
Congress propose changes in parts of
the Walter-McCarran Act. A bill sponsored by Senator Herbert H. Lehman
(D-N.Y.) and a number of other con-
gressmen asks that the entire national-
origins system be done away with,
subsequently establishing a worldwide quota of 250,000 persons annually. Senator Lehman's bill, S. 1206,
provides for the creation of an Immigration and Naturalization Commission. Incorporated within this Com
mission would be the present natnf'1
zation and immigration responsi''1,
ties of the Departments of Justice ^
A complaint heard frequently /
that the present immigration work
consular officers is merely a part-«1
occupation, and, usually, a kind
apprenticeship duty lor embryo '
eign service officers. But at the S;1 ,
time such consular officers wield0*
mendous power in regard to u'1
applying for admission into the I "'
States. (Continued next ft
""Should Basic Changes Hi- Made in U. S. Ir
gration Policy?" op cit., p. 18.
Fa< is f'oiu-M News, August,