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Adler, Friedrich. The witchcraft trial in Moscow - Image 27. 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/5977.

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Adler, Friedrich. (1937). The witchcraft trial in Moscow - Image 27. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/5987/show/5977

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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.
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  • 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
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Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
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Transcript for the Moscow Trial the Pravda described de Brouckere, Citrine, Schevenels and myself as a "quartet of contemptible advocates for the Trotskyist murderers" and reproached us with "making an attempt to libel the Soviet Court, curtail its rights, alter the court procedure and tone down the Soviet laws in favor of the terrorists." (Translated from the German Rundschau, pp. 1677-1678). Yes, we confess that we shall always advocate with all our energy the "alteration" of this "court procedure," this procedure under which the reconsideration of verdicts by a second court is excluded and the death sentence carried out without any respite. THE OGPU "FRAMES" TROTSKY The sixteen defendants have "confessed"—but the principal defendant, the true "spiritus rector" of all conspiracies, Leon Trotsky, has not confessed. On the contrary, he most energetically denies that any of the accusations against him, which the defendants made in their "confessions," are grounded in truth."' Yet after having sentenced the sixteen to be shot, the verdict of the Military Collegium of the Supreme Court closes with the following order: "Leo Davidovitch Trotsky, and his son, Leo Lvovitch Sedov, now abroad, convicted by the evidence of the accused I. N. Smirnov, E. S. Holtzman, Dreitzer, V. Olberg, Fritz David (I. I. Kruglyansky) and Berman-Yurin, and also by the materials in the present case as having directly prepared and personally directed the organization in the U.S.S.R. of terroristic acts against the leaders of the C.P.S.U. and the Soviet State, are subject in the event of their being discovered on the territory of the U.S.S.R. to immediate arrest and trial by the Military Collegium of the Supreme Court of the U.S.S.R." (p. 180). The quality of the "proofs" against Trotsky is known from the confession of Holtzman, who is supposed to have conveyed a verbal message from Trotsky, and from the most important document published in the indictment (p. 22) which represents a letter alleged to have been written by Trotsky personally. The Court learned of the "text" of this letter from the confession of the defendant Dreitzer, who was able to recite the letter textually, though two years earlier it had been—burnt. (That the letter was not burnt, because it had never existed, is a matter of no great importance compared with the defendant Dreitzer's achievement). g& After what is known concerning the demonstrably false evidence of the accused, nobody can believe all these "proofs" against Trotsky which are adduced in the confessions. But on one occasion Trotsky really did write about individual terror *In the Bulletin de l'Opposition (Bolcheviks-Leninistes) No. 52-53 (Paris, October, 1936) the Trotskyists abroad have published a voluminous and extremely well-documented statement, running to 52 pages, on the facts of the trial. This did not arrive until the present article was concluded. 25