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Adler, Friedrich. The witchcraft trial in Moscow - Image 22. 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/5972.

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Adler, Friedrich. (1937). The witchcraft trial in Moscow - Image 22. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/5987/show/5972

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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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Transcript self of the "accuracy" of the edition of the report of the court proceedings published under Pritt's auspices, which he prefaces with the recommendation that a perusal of it "will enable anyone to inform himself adequately of the course of the trial," should compare page 49 of his edition with page 100 of the English edition published by the People's Commissariat of Justice of the U.S.S.R. We are quite convinced that Pritt did not delete this passage himself, and that he assumed in good faith the responsibility for the cuts made by the editor of this edition. But the deletion is so striking that we are unfortunately compelled to assume that the editor of this report of the trial was aware of the business of the Hotel Bristol, which had meanwhile become widely known as the result of information published in the Copenhagen Social- Demokraten. Pritt really feels himself to be the defender of Vyshinsky, of whom he says that he "looked like a very intelligent and rather mild-mannered English business man." We need only ask the question what would have happened if Pritt had been defending the accused, if he had been able to talk to them in private, and if he had been able to see the documents of the preliminary investigation. Would he then have confined himself to stating that "as to the precise degree of guilt of Smirnoff and Holtzman, there was much that was interesting and important." Or would he perhaps have succeeded with his penetrating mind in discovering even before the verdict the veracity value of the confessions of Holtzman with regard to his meeting at the Hotel Bristol in Copenhagen? But Pritt was not the advocate for the defendants. . . . A CHALLENGE TO D. N. PRITT Pritt concludes his last pamphlet with a reference to the counter- trial of 1933 at which certain persons, "instead of publishing half- informed criticisms on the charge and the procedure, spent some days in London, publicly investigating the facts with the assistance of material witnesses, in order that criticism might be well informed." The supporters of Trotsky in Western Europe have set everything in motion in order to hold a "counter-trial" to prove the innocence of Leon Trotsky and his supporters. We are so convinced that fictitious confessions formed the basis of the charge that the great expenditure of time and money necessary for arranging a counter-trial seems to us to be superfluous. But as Pritt points to the counter-trial of 1933 as a model, we feel obliged to ask him whether he would be willing to participate in the examination of a very easily verifiable complex of facts of decisive importance for the veracity value of the confessions, namely, in the interrogation of Leon Sedov, Trotsky's son, who lives in Paris, and whom the indictment and 20