A torture used by the Chekists was to make a cut in the victim’s abdomen and take out the intestine. They would then nail the intestine to a tree, then beat the victim with clubs so that he would run, and in the process, the intestine would coil around the tree. This was done in public, as in the picture. It was used to terrify the population and keep them obedient.
Man tortured in public by Chekists
The Atrocities of Jewish Bolshevism
March 18, 2012
The litany of torturous, blood-curdling atrocities committed by the Marxist Jews against the long-suffering Russians (and other European peoples: Ukrainians, Belarussians, Poles, Hungarians, etc) are calculatingly listed by author Juri Lina, in his monumental work “Under the Sign of the Scorpion“. One should approach the following text on an empty stomach, as the blunt descriptions of these grotesque, satanically-inspired misdeeds is simply nauseating:
“Lenin and his accomplices did not arrest just anyone. They executed those most active in society, the independent thinkers. Lenin gave orders to kill as many students as possible in several towns. The Chekists arrested every youth wearing a school cap. They were liquidated because Lenin believed the coming Russian intellectuals would be a threat to the Soviet regime. (Vladimir Soloukhin, “In the Light of Day”, Moscow 1992, p. 40.)
The role of the Russian intellectuals in society was taken over by the Jews.
Many students (for example in Yaroslavl) learned quickly and hid their school caps. Afterwards, the Chekists stopped all suspect youths and searched their hair for the stripe of the school cap. If the stripe was found, the youth was killed on the spot.
The terror was co-ordinated by the Chekist functionary Joseph Unschlicht. How did they go about the murders? The Jewish Chekists flavoured murder with various torture methods. In his documentary “The Russia We Lost”, the director Stanislav Govorukhin told how the priesthood in Kherson were crucified. The archbishop Andronnikov in Perm was tortured: his eyes were poked out, his ears and nose were cut off. In Kharkov the priest Dmitri was undressed. When he tried to make the sign of the cross, a Chekist cut off his right hand.
Several sources tell how the Chekists in Kharkov placed the victims in a row and nailed their hands to a table, cut around their wrists with a knife, poured boiling water over the hands and pulled the skin off. This was called “pulling off the glove”. In other places, the victim’s head was placed on an anvil and slowly crushed with a steam hammer. Those due to undergo the same punishment the next day were forced to watch. The eyes of church dignitaries were poked out, their tongues were cut off and they were buried alive. There were Chekists who used to cut open the stomachs of their victims, following which they pulled out a length of the small intestine and nailed it to a telegraph pole and, with a whip, forced the unlucky victim to run circles around the pole until the whole intestine had been unravelled and the victim died. The bishop of Voronezh was boiled alive in a big pot, after which the monks, with revolvers aimed at their heads, were forced to drink this soup.
Other Chekists crushed the heads of their victims with special headscrews, or drilled them through with dental tools. The upper part of the skull was sawn off and the nearest in line was forced to eat the brain, following which the procedure would be repeated to the end of the line.
The Chekists often arrested whole families and tortured the children before the eyes of their parents, and the wives before their husbands. Mikhail Voslensky, a former Soviet functionary, described some of the cruel methods used by the Chekists in his book “Nomenklatura” / “Nomenclature” (Stockholm, 1982, p. 321): “In Kharkov, people were scalped. In Voronezh, the torture victims were placed in barrels into which nails were hammered so that they stuck out on the inside, upon which the barrels were set rolling. A pentacle (usually a five-pointed star formerly used in magic) was burned into the foreheads of the victims. In Tsaritsyn and Kamyshin, the hands of victims were amputated with a saw. In Poltava and Kremenchug, the victims were impaled. In Odessa, they were roasted alive in ovens or ripped to pieces. In Kiev, the victims were placed in coffins with a decomposing body and buried alive, only to be dug up again after half an hour.”
Lenin was dissatisfied with these reports and demanded: “Put more force into the terror!” All of this happened in the provinces. The reader can try to imagine how people were executed in Moscow. The Russian- Jewish newspaper Yevreyskaya Tribuna stated on the 24th of August 1922 that Lenin had asked the rabbis if they were satisfied with the particularly cruel executions.
The Russian people remember with horror their Jewish executioners, all of whom had their own methods for getting rid of their enemies. Ashikin in Simferopol made his victims march stark naked before him whereupon he hacked off their arms and ears with his sword before he personally pressed out their eyes and cut off their heads. The chief executioner in Nikolaiev, Bogbender, had his victims walled in alive. Deutsch and Wichman worked in Odessa. They claimed to have no appetite until they had killed several hundred goys. The Chekists in Voronezh committed ritual murders. Among other things, they used to boil their victims alive. That was a common method of getting rid of goys and Jewish renegades. Nearly all the inhabitants of Pyatigorsk were exterminated. All this information was published in the Russian newspaper Russkoye Vosskresenye, No. 3, 1991.
It is impossible, for lack of space, to describe all the butchers and their crimes. I shall just mention some numbers. During a single year in power, the Bolsheviks exterminated 320 000 clergymen (Molodaya Gvardiya, No. 6, 1989). A total of 10 180 000 “class enemies” were murdered between 1918 and 1920. Another 15 million people died during the civil war. During the famine of 1921-22, another 5 053 000 people perished. The Bolsheviks, headed by Lenin, managed to destroy over 30 million people during their first four years in power.
In 1917, 143.5 million people lived in the part of Imperial Russia, which later became Soviet Russia. Russia had lost more than 20 per cent of her population by 1922. Only 131 million lived there in 1923. It has been calculated that Russia’s population, under normal circumstances, should have increased to 343 million by the middle of the 1950s, that is, if the development had continued as it had begun in the Tsarist era. 165 million people disappeared. Who in the West mourns for them? There were 178 million left.
Kaganovich and his cronies brought about this genocide by the introduction of confiscatory taxation on those peasants who remained after the extermination of the “kulaks”. Meanwhile, he sent out new gangs of fanatical activists who commanded enforcement patrols, especially in the Ukraine, where the borders to the other Soviet republics had been closed off. The political activists took away every grain of corn and every egg, every vegetable and every fruit of the farms’ produce. Convoys of trucks carried all the food away. Each piece of bread, which should have been brought to the starving, was confiscated at the border. Every Ukrainian, who might be suspected of the least, often invented, attempt at lessening the full impact of the famine or of hiding foodstuffs from the authorities, was shot or sent to the labour camps. (Robert Conquest, “The Harvest of Sorrow: Soviet Collektivization and the Terror-Famine”, Alberta, 1986.)
Each morning, wagons drove about to collect the dead in the Ukraine and southern Russia. Bodies lined the roads in Central Asia too. Cannibalism became increasingly common in the Ukraine in 1934. Several sources show that the famine even brought forth actual slaughterhouses for orphaned children, whose meat was later sold.
The systematic killing of large numbers of children began as early as 1934. After all, they cost money… In Moscow, the murders were carried out in the prison dungeons of the Lubyanka, the Butyrka and the Lefortovo. Stalin and Kaganovich had their most famous victims cremated at night, following which they had the ash smuggled out and buried in a mass grave in the Donskoye graveyard. This seemed the safest way to complete the total elimination of their important victims.
Far from all of those killed in the jails of Moscow during the 1930s, the 1940s and the beginning of the 1950s were cremated. Most of them were thrown into various mass graves in Moscow. One of those hitherto unknown mass graves was found in the Kalitinsky graveyard in southern Moscow. The NKVD used it as a dumping site for bodies for several years in the 1930s.
The covered lorries arrived at around five in the afternoon, every single day for seven years between 1934 an 1941. They drove up to the far end of a ravine, turned around and reversed up to the edge. The trucks were painted blue-green and lacked side-windows. Instead, large letters on the sides of the truck announced SAUSAGES or MEAT and sometimes CAKES. When the truck had backed up to the edge and stopped, a hatch was opened at the back and two officers wearing NKVD uniforms, rubber boots, long rubber aprons in black and gold and elbow-length rubber gloves seized the corpses by the heads and legs and threw them down into the ravine. Two other soldiers waited down below with shovels and threw some earth on the bodies. The corpses were always naked. They all had bullet holes in their heads; a small entry hole in the back of the neck and large exit hole in front. They had been shot from behind. The executioners had an unlimited supply of alcohol. They were usually drunk, sometimes extremely … (cont.)
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VIDEO: Holodomor Ukraine 1933 Youtube
The World’s Most Evil Woman
June 10, 2015
Two of the most brutal mass murderers of all time were Ms. Roza Zemlyachka (actually her real name was Rozalia Zalkind) and Bela Kun (Aaron Kohn), who was a member of a prominent lodge of Freemasons. Aaron Kohn came from Hungary and was known as the RED TERROR OF HUNGARY. His serial killing partner was Ms. Roza Zemlyachka who was called the “Fury of the Communist Terror” – together they made a formidable double-act of blood! They were mass murderers and millionaires!
Ms. Roza Zemlyachka was an utterly merciless and power-crazy woman who worked as a Chekist in the Crimea together with two other Jewish serial killers: Bela Kun and Boris Feldman – their mass murdering sprees were Russian state secrets until 1990.
Roza Zemlyachka makes Charles Manson look like ‘Dougal’ in the Magic Roundabout … She was born on the 1st of April 1876 and died on the 21st of January 1947 – during her life she murdered more people than any other woman to have lived in recent times. She eventually became the Communist Party Secretary of the Kremlin and, in 1939, vice-chairman of the Council of People’s Commissaries (that is: deputy prime minister)… She was partly responsible for the TERRORIST CAMPAIGN which is now known as ‘Red Terror‘, which was a campaign of mass killings, torture, and systematic oppression conducted by the Bolsheviks after they seized power in Petrograd and Moscow in 1917.
Soviet history describes the Red Terror as having been officially announced on September 1918 by Yakov Sverdlov and ending about October 1918 – but nearly all the Wiki pages and history books fail to mention that the murderers and policy designers of the Red Terror came from the same Hebrew background.
The Cheka (the Bolshevik secret police) conducted the mass repressions – one can only say that it was inspired from a furious revenge on the Ukrainians … Estimates for the total number of people killed in the Red Terror range from 50,000 to two million.
Rozalia Zalkind’s methods of execution were too nasty even for Dzerzhinsky in Moscow! Bela Kun and Roza Zemlyachka were particularly greedy when they went out on their forays. They managed to grab an unusually large amount of gold in Sevastopol which is the Crimean port currently under siege by former KGB agent Putin. These two serial killers at the top of the Kremlin hierarchy became fabulously wealthy.
At the same time, they took the opportunity to murder as many people as they could. It was an integral part of Bela Kun’s cruelty that he raped his female victims. This pair managed to murder 8,364 people in the Ukrainian port of Sevastopol during the first week of November 1920. 50,000 “enemies of the people” were killed in the Crimea, according to official sources (12,000 in Simferopol, 9,000 in Sevastopol, 5,000 in Yalta). The Russian author Shmelev, however, states that at least 120,000 people were murdered by them in the Crimea. Bela Kun used to lend a hand at mowing people down with several machine guns simultaneously – the body count would easily reach 70 people per minute. He became infamous as “the Commissary for Death”. Dzerzhinzky called him a lunatic.
Leon Trotsky, whose real name was Bronstein, personally gave Bela Kun orders to shoot 40,000 captured officers in the Crimea (this is confirmed by historic documents republished by Dagens Nyheter in November 1993).
These serial killers were also freemasons! Bela Kun led the Communist terror regime in Hungary. He was a Master of the Johannes Lodge in Debrecen. He was also a member of B’nai B’rith.
“The floors were inches thick with blood”
Adapted from: DeathOfCommunism
Exposing the Jewish Criminal Felix Dzerzhinsky
“We stand for organized terror – this should be frankly admitted. Terror is an absolute necessity” – Felix Dzerzhinsky
Lenin (Jew) regarded Felix Dzerzhinsky as a revolutionary hero and appointed him to organize a force to combat internal threats. On December 20, 1917, the Council of People’s Commissars officially established the All-Russia Extraordinary Commission to Combat Counter-revolution and Sabotage, known as the Cheka. The word “Cheka” is not only an acronym in Russian for “Special Commission for Fighting Counter-Revolution,” but also is a Yiddish expression for animal slaughter.
Dzerzhinsky oversaw the “first camp of the Gulag,” the Solovetsky, where, according to Anne Applebaum’s “Gulag: A History”, “the Cheka learned how to use slave labor for profit.” Records show how brutal, and corrupt Dzerzhinsky’s Cheka was. Stalin had said, “He [Dzerzhinsky] didn’t shirk from dirty work.”
As the Russian Civil War expanded, Dzerzhinsky also began organizing internal security troops to enforce the Cheka’s authority. Tens of thousands of political opponents were shot without trial in the basements of prisons and in public places. Dzerzhinsky said: “We represent in ourselves organized terror—this must be said very clearly,” and “the terrorization, arrests and extermination of enemies of the revolution on the basis of their class affiliation or of their pre-revolutionary roles.”
The Cheka rounded up all those who were under suspicion of not supporting the Jewish Bolshevik government; including civil or military servicemen suspected of working for Imperial Russia; families of officers-volunteers (including children); all clergy; workers, peasants and any other person whose private property was valued at over 10,000 rubles. The Cheka practiced torture and methods included being skinned alive, scalped, “crowned” with barbed wire, impaled, crucified, hanged, stoned to death, tied to planks and pushed slowly into furnaces or tanks of boiling water, or rolled around naked in internally nail-studded barrels. Women and children were also victims of Cheka terror. Women would sometimes be tortured and raped before being shot. Children between the ages of 8 and 13 were imprisoned and executed. Cheka was actively and openly utilizing kidnapping methods, and with it, was able to extinguish numerous people, especially among the rural population. Villages were also bombarded to complete annihilation.
When ordered to their work, they were told: “You are digging your own grave. You must be happy that tomorrow your own kind will be picking up the pieces of your cadavers.” People had their eyes gouged out, their tongues severed, and their ears sliced off. People were also buried alive.
The German Army discovered a chamber full of torture devices, including a testicle-cracker, in an underground chamber in Ukraine in 1941. Adapted dentist drills were used to drill deep into the brain. The Cheka sawed off the top of people’s skulls and forced others to eat their brains. The Jews were free to indulge their most fervent fantasies of mass murder of helpless victims. Gentiles were dragged from their beds, tortured and killed.
Some were actually sliced to pieces, bit by bit, while others were branded with hot irons, their eyes poked out to induce unbearable pain. Others were placed in boxes with only their heads, hands and legs sticking out. Then hungry rats were placed in the boxes to gnaw upon their bodies. Some were nailed to the ceiling by their fingers or by their feet, and left hanging until they died of exhaustion.
“The whole cement floor of the execution hall of the Jewish Cheka of Kiev was flooded with blood; it formed a level of several inches. It was a horrible mixture of blood, brains and pieces of skull. All the walls was bespattered with blood. Pieces of brains and of scalps were sticking to them. A gutter of 25 centimeters wide by 25 centimeters deep and about 10 meters long was along its length full to the top with blood.”
The Jewish Communist Chekists took pleasure in brutally torturing their victims and “The more one studies the revolution the more one is convinced that Bolshevism is a Jewish movement which can be explained by the special conditions in which the Jewish people were placed in Russia.”
Lavrentiy Beria was chief of the NKVD between 1939 and 1945. Under him, the bloodbath done by his predecessors continued.
Exposing the Jewish Criminal Lavrentiy Beria
Lavrentiy Beria was responsible for many imprisonments, deportations, mass killings, personally torturing people, and multiple accounts of rape and sexual assault. […]
In June 1937 Beria said in a speech, “Let our enemies know that anyone who attempts to raise a hand against the will of our people (the Jews), against the will of the party of Lenin (Jewish) and Stalin, will be mercilessly crushed and destroyed ”…. And under Beria’s orders a massive terror ensued. Beria, himself greatly enjoyed beating, torturing, raping and killing many victims.[…]
The Katyn massacre, also known as the Katyn Forest massacre took place in 1940, and was a series of mass executions of Polish nationals and military officers, but there were also executions of the intelligentsia, doctors, priests and others carried out by the Soviet secret Jewish police NKVD. Based on Lavrentiy Beria’s proposal to execute all members of the Polish Officer Corps, dated 5 March 1940, and with Stalin’s approval, Beria’s NKVD executed a total of over 22,000 people, but the most commonly cited estimate was 21,768. Having retaken the Katyn area almost immediately after the Red Army had recaptured Smolensk, around September–October 1943, NKVD forces began a cover-up operation. Witnesses were “interviewed”, and threatened with arrest for collaborating with the Nazis if their testimonies disagreed with the official line. As none of the documents found on the dead had dates later than April 1940, the Soviet secret police planted false evidence to place the apparent time of the massacre in the summer of 1941, when the German military had controlled the area. A preliminary report was issued by NKVD operatives Vsevolod Merkulov and Sergei Kruglov, dated 10–11 January 1944, concluding that the Polish officers were shot by German soldiers (Jewish lie).
From October 1940 to February 1942, the NKVD under Beria carried out a new purge of the Red Army and related industries. In February 1941, Beria became Deputy Chairman of the Council of People’s Commissars. (many of the commissars were Jewish)
In 1944, as the Germans were driven from Soviet soil, Beria was in charge of dealing with the various ethnic minorities accused of collaboration with the Nazis, including the Chechens, the Ingush, the Crimean Tatars and the Volga Germans. All these people were deported to Soviet Central Asia. Beria had also sent out an order to deport 132,000 people from Leningrad, the NKVD had only time to arrest and deport 11,000 soviet citizens of German origin before the German army units forced a suspension of the deportations.
Beria was made Marshal of the USSR in 1945, although he never participated in any military operations. He was also a member of the Central Committee of the Communist Party and of the executive policy-making body, the Politburo, in March of 1946.
Shortly after the atomic bombings of Japan by the US in 1945, Stalin ordered Beria, to have the A-bomb built within five years. A special department was set up at the NKVD, called “Department S” (also known as Bureau #2) to consolidate the research efforts and organize documents gathered about the U.S. A-bomb project through intelligence channels in a successful Soviet espionage campaign . His most important contribution was to provide the necessary workforce for this project, which was extremely labour-intensive. At least 330,000 people, including 10,000 technicians, were involved. The Gulag system provided tens of thousands of people for work in uranium mines and for the construction and operation of uranium processing plants and test facilities. As a result, the bomb was ready within four years.
Later in his memoirs, Nikita Khrushchev recalled: “Beria and I started to see each other frequently at Stalin’s. At first I liked him. We had friendly chats and even joked together quite a bit, but gradually his political complexion came clearly into focus. I was shocked by his sinister, two-faced, scheming hypocrisy.” If Khrushchev’s description of Beria doesn’t say much, it was rumored that Beria was the only person Joseph Stalin was afraid of …
Khrushchev also wrote that Beria had, immediately after Stalin’s stroke, gone about “spewing hatred against [Stalin] and mocking him.” When Stalin showed signs of consciousness, Beria dropped to his knees and kissed his hand. When Stalin fell unconscious again, Beria immediately stood and spat. After Stalin’s death, Beria was appointed First Deputy Premier and reappointed head of the MVD, which he merged with the MGB.
Beria wanted an alliance with Israel to advance the communist cause in the Middle East. Large amounts of Czech arms were sold to Israel on his direct orders. Beria (along with Mikoyan) also worked with Mao Zedong (funded by Jews) in the Chinese Civil War. Greatly helping the communist success by letting the Communist Party of China use Soviet-occupied Manchuria as a staging area and arranging huge weapons shipments to the People’s Liberation Army, mainly from the recently captured equipment of the Japanese Kwantung Army.
On 26 June 1953, Beria was arrested and held in an undisclosed location near Moscow. Accounts of Beria’s fall vary. Beria and all the other defendants were sentenced to death on December 23, 1953. At Beria’s trial in 1953, it became known that he was the subject of a significant number of rape and sexual assaults. In 2003 his cases files in the Soviet archives were opened. They recorded Beria had committed dozens of sexual assaults during the years he was NKVD chief. Simon Sebag-Montefiore, a biographer of Stalin, concluded the information “reveals a sexual predator who used his power to indulge himself in obsessive depravity.” There were also many allegations that he had contracted syphilis.
These records contained the official testimony from Colonel R.S. Sarkisov and Colonel V. Nadaraia, two of Beria’s most senior NKVD bodyguards. They stated that on warm nights during the war years, Beria was often driven slowly through the streets of Moscow in his armored Packard limousine. He would point out young women to be detained and escorted to his mansion where wine and a feast awaited them (while many people in the USSR starved). After dining, Beria would take the women into his soundproofed office and rape them. Beria’s bodyguards reported that their orders included handing each victim a flower bouquet as she left Beria’s house. The implication being that to accept made it consensual; refusal would mean arrest. But there are reports of Beria calling the bouquet a funeral wreath, as a sick joke, because he in some cases not only would rape the women but kill them.
Khrushchev in his published memoirs wrote: “We were given a list of more than 100 names of women. They were dragged to Beria by his people. And he had the same trick for them all: all who got to his house for the first time, Beria would invite for a dinner and would propose to drink for the health of Stalin. And in wine, he would mix in some sleeping pills.
Some women would submit to Beria’s sexual advances in exchange for the promise of freeing their relatives from the Gulag. In one case, Beria picked up Tatiana Okunevskaya – a well-known Soviet actress – under the pretence of bringing her to perform for the Politburo. Instead he took her to his dacha where he offered to free her father and grandmother from NKVD prison if she submitted. He then raped her telling her “scream or not, it doesn’t matter.” Yet Beria already knew her relatives had been executed months earlier. Okunevskaya was arrested shortly afterwards and sentenced to solitary confinement in the Gulag, from which she survived.
Prior to and during the war, Beria directed Sarkisov to keep a running list of the names and phone numbers of his sexual encounters. Eventually he ordered Sarkisov to destroy the list because it was a security risk, but the colonel retained a secret handwritten copy. When Beria’s fall from power began, Sarkisov passed the list to Viktor Abakumov, the former wartime head of SMERSH. He was now chief of the MGB – the successor to the NKVD – who was already aggressively building a case against Beria. Stalin, who was also seeking to undermine Beria, was thrilled by the detailed records kept by Sarkisov, demanding: “Send me everything this asshole writes down!” Sarkisov reported that Beria’s sexual appetite had led to him contracting syphilis during the war for which he was secretly treated without the knowledge of Stalin or the Politburo (a fact Beria later admitted during his interrogation). Although the Russian government acknowledged Sarkisov’s handwritten list of Beria’s victims on January 17, 2003, the victims’ names will not be released until 2028. Jews think that delaying the evidence will make people forget the crimes of this Jewish beast. When the Jews massacred Palestinians and stole their land, they’re quoted as saying, “The old will die, and the young will forget.”
Bodies have been discovered that are contemporary with Beria’s bestial rapes. Evidence suggests that Beria not only abducted and raped women but also murdered them. His villa in Moscow is now the Tunisian Embassy. In the mid 1990s, routine work in the grounds turned up the bone remains of several young girls buried in the gardens. According to Martin Sixsmith, in a BBC documentary, “Beria spent his nights having teenagers abducted from the streets and brought here for him to rape. Those who resisted were strangled and buried in his wife’s rose garden.
“At night he would cruise the streets of Moscow seeking out teenage girls,” Antonov-Ovseyenko has said in an interview. “When he saw one who took his fancy he would have his guards deliver her to his house. Sometimes he would have his henchmen bring five, six or seven girls to him. He would make them strip, except for their shoes, and then force them into a circle on their hands and knees with their heads together. He would walk around in his dressing gown inspecting them. Then he would pull one out by her leg and haul her off to rape her. He called it “the flower game.”
Beria is known to have personally tortured and killed many victims in the purges, particularly women. The graves of many of these people were subsequently discovered in the garden and cellars of his Moscow residence, now the Tunisian Embassy. In 2001 human bones were found concealed behind the kitchen walls when the building was renovated. In the cellars the walls are in places scorched black where, it is said, Beria used a blowtorch to torture confessions out of his victims.
Beria was found guilty of: (Although guilty of so much more)
– Terrorism. Beria’s participation in the Purge of the Red Army in 1941 was classified as an act of terrorism.
– Counter-revolutionary activity during the Russian Civil War.
When the death sentence was passed, Beria pleaded on his knees for mercy before collapsing to the floor and wailing and crying, but to no avail. The other six defendants were executed by firing squad on the same day the trial ended. Beria was executed separately. He was shot through the forehead by General Pavel Batitsky who had to stuff a rag into Beria’s mouth to silence his bawling (his final moments bore great similarity to those of his own predecessor, NKVD Chief Nikolai Yezhov (Jew), who begged for his life before his execution in 1940).
Information about Beria Deleted from wikipedia
Like Stalin, Beria was a Mingrelian from Georgia. He was born into a Jewish family, in Merkheuli, near Sukhumi in the Abkhazian region of Georgia. He was educated at a technical school in Sukhumi, and is recorded as having joined the Bolshevik Party in March 1917 while an engineering student in Baku. (Some sources say that the Baku Party records are forgeries and that Beria actually joined the Party in 1919. It is also alleged that Beria joined and then deserted from the Red Army at this time, but this has not been established.)
In 1999 the Russian historian Anton Antonov-Ovseyenko published Beria, the first fully researched biography of Beria. This book confirmed what had long been claimed by anti-Soviet writers, and alluded to in Khrushchev’s autobiography, but not generally believed: that in addition to his leading role in repression by the Soviet state, Beria was a sadist and a sexual predator.
The Polish experienced the methods of the NKVD (Cheka) too. From 1944 and 1963, many Polish, including members of the underground opposition in Poland, were tortured.
Below are their accounts:
The Craft of Breaking A Man
– Torture Methods Used by UB (Urzad Bezpieczenstwa, Bezpieka) Against Polish Underground Soldiers, And Democratic Opposition In Poland between 1944 And 1963 – An Introduction
“The operational methods of the NKVD, which control every aspect of life, had permeated everywhere, and demoralized weaker individuals. There are thousands of [communist] agents […] In comparison with the NKVD, the Gestapo methods are child’s play.” General Leopold Okulicki, nom deguerre “Niedzwiadek”.
General Leopold Okulicki (1898-1946), nom de guerre(s) “Niedziwadek”, “Kobra” – the last commanding officer of the Home Army, murdered by the Soviet NKVD.
Left: General Leopold Okulicki (1898-1946), nom de guerre(s) “Niedziwadek”, “Kobra” – the last commanding officer of the Home Army, murdered by the Soviet NKVD.
UB (pol. Urzad Bezpieczenstwa, Bezpieka ) and SB (pol. Sluzba Bezpieczenstwa) expended considerable efforts to “break” the men and women who fell into their hands. There are three main utilitarian motivations for subjecting people to torture: extract information, terrorize those still at large and resistant, and to break down the personality and rebuild it in more pliable ways.
It’s effectiveness in terror is mix. Yes it creates fear. It also creates enemies. Caligula said “I do not care if they love me, so long as they fear me.” This only worked as long as the Romans feared living under him more than they feared fighting him. Extracting information through torture has dubious effectiveness. As Napoleon said “The barbarous custom of having men beaten who are suspected of having important secrets to reveal must be abolished. It has always been recognized that this way of interrogating men, by putting them to torture, produces nothing worthwhile. The wretches say whatever comes into their heads and whatever they think one wants to believe.” … (cont.)
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An account of the Red Terror, below, that has been sanitized of the mention of the Jewish domination of the Cheka organization and actually puts a Jewish victim as the main focus, even though she was punished for attempted assassination and despite the fact was that Lenin “had betrayed the revolution”. In other words, she supported the same system but was not in agreement with how Lenin had implemented it.
The focus should be on the millions of victims who had committed no crime, except of being simply the wrong ethnicity.
The Red Terror
This photograph from 1918 or 1919 shows victims of the Red Terror awaiting burial
As the name suggests, the Red Terror was a Bolshevik-instigated campaign of intimidation, arrests, violence and executions. It unfolded in the second half of 1918, as the new regime struggled to eliminate opposition and threats to its own power, in the face of a looming civil war. This wave of state-sanctioned political violence was overseen by the fanatical CHEKA leader, Felix Dzerzhinsky, and carried out mainly by his agents. They targeted any individual or group deemed to be a threat to Bolshevik rule or policies, including tsarists, liberals, non-Bolshevik socialists, members of the clergy and kulaks (affluent peasants). Under the auspices of the Terror the size of the CHEKA, the much-feared Bolshevik secret police, increased exponentially. The true impact of the Red Terror is difficult to quantify. According to official Bolshevik figures, the CHEKA carried out almost 8,500 summary executions in the first year of the Terror, while ten times that number were arrested, interrogated, detained, tried or sent to prisons and labour camps. However the true numbers of extra-legal killings carried out during the Terror were undoubtedly much higher, possibly approaching six figures.
Historians have long speculated about the origins and indeed the starting point of the Bolshevik terror. Most place the start of the Terror in the summer of 1918, when opposition to Lenin’s regime had increased to the point where another revolution seemed likely. This growing anti-Bolshevik sentiment had many parents. As it had been in October 1917, support for the Bolsheviks was concentrated in the industrial areas of major cities; beyond those places their support was limited. The closure of the democratically elected Constituent Assembly (January 1918); the suppression of other political parties in the weeks thereafter; the surrender of massive amounts of Russian citizens and territory at Brest-Litovsk (March 1918); the revolt of the Czech Legion (May 1918); and the introduction of war communism (June 1918) all added to public concern about the direction of the new regime. Opposition peaked in July 1918, when the Bolsheviks suppressed a spontaneous Left SR uprising in Moscow and other cities, breaking with their only political ally. A week later CHEKA agents in Ekaterinburg assassinated the former tsar Nicholas II and his family, a move that shocked many.
Fanya Kaplan, the SR who made an attempt on Lenin’s life in August 1918
August 1918 was a critical month in the formalisation and expansion of the Terror. Infuriated by the formation of White brigades and peasant opposition to grain requisitioning, Lenin called for a “ruthless mass terror” and a “merciless smashing” of counter-revolutionary activity. On August 9th he issued his famous ‘hanging order‘, instructing communists in Penza to execute 100 dissident peasants as a public deterrent. On August 17th Petrograd CHEKA leader Moisei Uritsky was assassinated by a young cadet officer called Kanegeiser, in retaliation for the CHEKA’s execution of one of Kanegeiser’s own friends. A fortnight later, while Lenin was visiting a factory in Moscow, a young woman named Fanya Kaplan stepped forward from the crowd and shot the Bolshevik leader in the chest and shoulder. Lenin survived this assassination attempt, though his life hung in the balance for a short time. Kaplan was arrested, interrogated and tortured by the Cheka before being shot. Kaplan’s motives were revealed in a letter written after the event: “I do not think I succeeded in killing him. If I regret anything, it is only that. He is a traitor to the Revolution. I lay the responsibility for the treacherous peace with Germany and the dissolution of the Constituent Assembly at his feet.”
Though it soon became clear that Kaplan had acted alone, her attempt on Lenin’s life triggered an immediate response against the Left SRs and other political opponents. In the first days of September several Bolshevik leaders and CHEKA commanders made public statements about the threat of counter-revolution and the necessity of using terror as a necessary tactic. On September 5th the Central Committee issued a decree calling on the CHEKA “to secure the Soviet Republic from the class enemies by isolating them in concentration camps”. It also ordered that suspected counter-revolutionaries “must be executed by shooting [and] that the names of the executed and the reasons of the execution must be made public.” Soviet commissar Grigori Petrovski called for an expansion of the Terror and an “immediate end of looseness and tenderness”. In October 1918 CHEKA commander Martin Latsis likened the Red Terror to a class war, explaining that “we are destroying the bourgeoisie as a class”. “For the blood of Lenin and Uritsky”, said a pro-Bolshevik newspaper, “let there be a flood of bourgeois blood, as much as possible”.
CHEKA agents with the body of a torture victim, 1920
The first victims of the Red Terror were the Social Revolutionary party, of which Kaplan herself had been a member. Over the next few months more than 800 SR members were executed, while thousands more were driven into exile or detained in labour camps. The Terror was soon expanded to include anyone who might pose a threat to the Bolshevik party or its policies: former tsarists, liberals, Mensheviks, members of the Russian Orthodox church, foreigners, anyone who dared to sell food or goods for profit. Peasants who refused to meet state requisition orders were branded as kulaks – greedy parasitical speculators who hoarded grain and food for profit, while other Russians starved – and were subject to arrest, detention and execution. Later, industrial workers who failed to meet production quotas or dared to strike were also targeted. As the Bolsheviks expanded their definition of who was an enemy of the revolution, they also expanded the CHEKA. A small force of just a few hundred men in early 1918, within two years the CHEKA was large government agency employed around 200,000.
The wanton violence of the Terror soon surpassed the worst excesses of the tsarist Okhrana, the Nardonaya Volya and the terrorism of radical SRs in 1905. As its name suggests, the Red Terror was conducted to intimidate and force ordinary Russians to obedience, as much as it was to eliminate opponents. The function and methodology of the Terror were left up to the CHEKA: anyone could be singled out for persecution, arrest or worse. Often it was individuals who had distant associations with the old regime, or those who dared speak publicly against Lenin, the Bolsheviks or their policies. Even bourgeois dress, intemperate jokes or scornful gestures might attract the attention of the CHEKA. To contain suspected counter-revolutionaries and dissidents the Bolsheviks revived the katorgas – remote prison and labour camps that were operated by security agencies of the tsarist government – and shipped thousands there; thus began the notorious network of gulags used extensively by Stalin in 1930s.
Though official figures were much lower, most historians believe more than 100,000 people were executed under the umbrella of the Red Terror, a figure that does not include casualties caused by the Civil War. Historians have also debated both the nature and the inevitability of the Red Terror. Some see it as a creature of its time, a frantic and panicked response to the anti-Bolshevik terrorism and opposition that erupted around Russia in the first months of 1918. Others consider terrorism as inherent in Bolshevik ideology and methodology. The Bolshevik movement, forged in the heat of revolution, could only retain power through violence and intimidation; the Bolshevik regime could only impose policy or reform through coercion and class warfare. Historians of this view argue that the seeds of the Red Terror were sown weeks before the anti-Bolshevik violence of mid-1918. When Lenin was shot at the end of August, it generated outrage and led to the formalisation, expansion and intensification of methods that the Bolsheviks had already used.