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Adler, Friedrich. The witchcraft trial in Moscow - Image 10. 1937. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. June 22, 2021. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/5987/show/5960.

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Adler, Friedrich. (1937). The witchcraft trial in Moscow - Image 10. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/5987/show/5960

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Title The witchcraft trial in Moscow
Creator (LCNAF)
  • Adler, Friedrich
Publisher Pioneer Publishers
Date 1937
Description In regard to the trial of Zinoviev, Kamenev and others in August, 1936.
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Trials
Subject.Name (LCNAF)
  • Zinovyev, Grigory Y.
  • Kamenev, Lev B.
Subject.Geographic (TGN)
  • Soviet Union
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  • pamphlets
Language English
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  • Text
Original Item Extent 32 pages; 20 cm
Original Item Location DK267.P25 1937
Original Item URL http://library.uh.edu/record=b8304411~S11
Original Collection Socialist and Communist Pamphlets
Digital Collection Socialist and Communist Pamphlets
Digital Collection URL http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp
Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
Repository URL http://libraries.uh.edu/branches/special-collections
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Title Image 10
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Transcript Any attempt to explain our telegram by any solidarity or sympathy whatever with the defendants, or by any relation to them, is pure non- which could only deceive the most abysmally ignorant. The sense, problem is not with the accused but with the accusers, with the methods of political justice in the Soviet Union. THESE JUDICIAL ATROCITIES MUST CEASE We have no desire whatever to introduce "the old tune of hypocritical humanity" (International Press Correspondence, p. 1042), which is treated by the Communist Press with so much disdain. We will openly admit that in comparison with the thousands who are being made the victims of the rebel generals in Spain, with the innumerable victims whom Hitlerite Fascism has on its conscience, and even with those who lost their lives in the earlier waves of terror of the Stalin dictatorship, the sixteen who were shot in Moscow are a relatively small number. Nor have we any desire to raise the problems connected with the principle of the death penalty as such, or the problems of terrorism under a dictatorship, or to go into the question whether it is really a fact that in the nineteenth year of the Bolshevik dictatorship the regime is still unable to maintain itself without large-scale slaughter. In this connection we do not intend to discuss any of these problems but simply what Leon Blum castigated as "The Odious Moscow Trial" in a devastating series of articles in the Populaire as long ago as 1931. No attention was paid to him or to all the others who protested at the time, and five years later the same methods of detestable judicial atrocities have been employed. It is no accident that the very Socialists who most clearly recognize the necessity for rallying all the forces of the proletariat in the great class struggle which the near future will bring, are those who protest most vigorously. They are determined to defend the Soviet Union with all their energy, but they cannot bear having to be ashamed of the Soviet Union because of these methods of trial. Such trials must not take place again; this must at last be realized by the rulers in Moscow. And since this realization is so urgently necessary, we wish to explain the essential point again fully and objectively, although we are positively filled with anger at being compelled to make matters clear to the atavistic rulers in Moscow when all our thoughts and feelings are with the defenders of liberty in Spain. WITCHCRAFT TRIALS I confess to the "liberalistic prejudice" that the witchcraft trials which took place during practically three centuries, belonged to the