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Lenin, Vladimir I.. The suppressed testament of Lenin - Image 13. 1935. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. June 22, 2021. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/6613/show/6575.

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Title The suppressed testament of Lenin
Alternative Title The suppressed testament of Lenin: the complete original text, with two explanatory articles
Creator (LCNAF)
  • Lenin, Vladimir I.
Contributor (LCNAF)
  • Trotsky, Leon
Publisher Pioneer Publishers
Date 1935
Subject.Topical (Local)
  • Politics and government
Subject.Geographic (TGN)
  • Soviet Union
Genre (AAT)
  • pamphlets
Language English
Type (DCMI)
  • Text
Original Item Extent 47 pages; 20 cm
Original Item Location DK254.L3S9
Original Item URL http://library.uh.edu/record=b8304557~S5
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 prove the most convenient means for putting into circulation ideas which can find no other support but a popular name. Let us see how this works out in actual fact. "Six Words" Citing the testimony of Karl Radek, Emil Ludwig relates after him the following episode: "After the death of Lenin we sat together, nineteen members of the Central Committee, tensely waiting to learn what our lost leader would say to us from his grave. Lenin's widow gave us his letter. Stalin read it. No one stirred during the reading. When it came to Trotsky the words occurred: 'His non-Bolshevik past is not accidental.' At that point Trotsky interrupted the reading and asked: 'What does it say there?' The sentence was repeated. Those were the only words spoken in that solemn moment." And then in the character of analyst, and not narrator, Ludwig makes the following remark on his own account: "A terrible moment, when Trotsky's heart must have stopped beating; this phrase of six words essentially determined the course of his life." How simple it seems to find a key to the riddles of history! These unctuous lines of Ludwig's would doubtless have uncovered to me myself the very secret of my destiny if ... if this Radek-Ludwig story did not happen to be false from beginning to end, false in small things and great, in what matters and in what matters not. To begin with, the testament was written by Lenin not two years before his death as our author confirms, but one year. It was dated January 4, 1923; Lenin died on January 21, 1924. His political life had broken off completely in March 1923. Ludwig speaks as though the testament had never been published in full. As a matter of fact it has been press. The first official reading of the testament in the produced dozens of times in all the languages of the world Kremlin occurred, not at a session of the Central Committee, as Ludwig writes, but in the council of seniors of the thirteenth party congress on May 22, 1924. It was not Stalin who read the testament, but Kamenev in his then 11