Jewish Mass Murderers

Sever Plocker writes:

…An Israeli student finishes high school without ever hearing the name "Genrikh Yagoda," the greatest Jewish murderer of the 20th Century, the GPU’s deputy commander and the founder and commander of the NKVD. Yagoda diligently implemented Stalin’s collectivization orders and is responsible for the deaths of at least 10 million people. His Jewish deputies established and managed the Gulag system. After Stalin no longer viewed him favorably, Yagoda was demoted and executed, and was replaced as chief hangman in 1936 by Yezhov, the "bloodthirsty dwarf."

Yezhov was not Jewish but was blessed with an active Jewish wife. In his Book "Stalin: Court of the Red Star", Jewish historian Sebag Montefiore writes that during the darkest period of terror, when the Communist killing machine worked in full force, Stalin was surrounded by beautiful, young Jewish women.

Stalin’s close associates and loyalists included member of the Central Committee and Politburo Lazar Kaganovich. Montefiore characterizes him as the "first Stalinist" and adds that those starving to death in Ukraine, an unparalleled tragedy in the history of human kind aside from the Nazi horrors and Mao’s terror in China, did not move Kaganovich.

Many Jews sold their soul to the devil of the Communist revolution and have blood on their hands for eternity. We’ll mention just one more: Leonid Reichman, head of the NKVD’s special department and the organization’s chief interrogator, who was a particularly cruel sadist.

In 1934, according to published statistics, 38.5 percent of those holding the most senior posts in the Soviet security apparatuses were of Jewish origin. They too, of course, were gradually eliminated in the next purges. In a fascinating lecture at a Tel Aviv University convention this week, Dr. Halfin described the waves of soviet terror as a "carnival of mass murder," "fantasy of purges", and "[m]essianism of evil." Turns out that Jews too, when they become captivated by messianic ideology, can become great murderers, among the greatest known by modern history.…

Some of those 38.5% were former Chabad hasidim, including the men who arrested the 6th Lubavitcher rebbe in the event we know as Yud Beis Tammuz.

[Hat Tip: Tzemach Atlas.]

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15 responses to “Jewish Mass Murderers

  1. Jim the Catholic

    You know all one has to do is exchange the word “Catholic” for “Jew” & “Nazi” for “Communist” and this would read like any anti-Catholic canard I have ever been subjected too in my life. Indeed if I only had a dime for every anti-Catholic who with glee pointed out to me Hitler was baptised & rasied Catholic……….

    Which then leads me to ask what is the purpose of this post? What does it do other than feed the propoganda of anti-Semites?

    If I look at history I can find mass murdering apsotates from any religion. Stalin was a fallen Orthodox Christian, hiter was Catholic & some of Stalin’s men where fallen Jews? So what?

  2. Two points:

    1. It’s history. We should know it.

    2. Jews often think that Jews never commit crimes of that magnitude. That is simply false.

  3. JewishCynic

    Guess what- jews are people too!
    There will always be jewish thieves, thugs, murderers, child molesters etc. But Yagoda etc did not do their criminal acts in the name of Judaism. When a jewish crook wraps himself in a talis to seek an escape from punishment jews should object to his soiling of the religion. When Jewish religious authorities look the other way it’s a bigger problem. When jewish authorities participate in the crime and cover up for each other it’s a crisis.
    When jewish authorities twist jewish law to decriminalize their acts…

  4. Agreed. You’re 100% correct.

  5. Yochanan Lavie

    I am in agreement with Shmarya & Cynic on this one. However, it’s important to point out that these Jewish rogues were also rogue Jews. They were carrying out a “universalist” agenda, not a Jewish one. (Whenever someone declares him/herself a “universalist,” that person is probably a Jew).

    That being said, it is not inconceivable that some day, God forbid, (or G-d forbid, if you prefer) a mass murderer could arise with a Jewish agenda. Had Kahane become dictator, that might have happened.

  6. Yochanan Lavie

    Another thought. The Communists, using the time-honored strategy of divide & conquer, have traditionally used Jews as middle men to control the subject populations. Not only in the Ussr, but in Eastern Europe. This strategy has exacerbated existing anti-Semitism.

    Also, Benito Mussolini was not at first anti-Semitic. Jews were allowed into the Italian facist party. Il Duce had a Jewish mistress, surnamed Sarfatti (I forgot her first name). Italian and even foreign Jews were not deported. This started to change with the alliance w/Hitler, and changed totally when the Germans invaded Italy to prop up the failing facist regime.

    “The Chosen People” doesn’t mean we’re Ubermenschen. It simply means we are chosen to be just plain “menschen.” (I thought I’d “mention” that).

  7. Noclue

    This post points put what happens when Jews abandon their religion in the name of a liberal avoda zara (not literally avoda
    zara, of course).

    As far as I can see, no religious (and by that I mean here outwardly observant) Jew participated in Stalin’s crimes (which, by the way, did not stop both Roosevelt and Churchill from becoming buddy buddy with him).

  8. Jim the Catholic

    Considering the Communists held religion in general as the “Opiate of the People” it is unlikely they would employ any devout religious people except as dupes.

    But having a Jewish mother & also being a first class bastard is merely accidental. Just like having been baptised & also being a first class bastard is equally accidental.

  9. YoelB

    Noclue, (good handle!)

    The term “buddy buddy” isn’t accurate. You are ignoring the very real problems that Roosevelt and especially Churchill were facing. And the brutal truth is that without the Russian sacrifices at Stalingrad and Kursk, the invasion of Europe woud almost certainly have been much more difficult, if not impossible to do in 1944.
    That would of course have meant that the Nazi extermination of the Jews would have been completed; it might also have meant the US use of atom bombs in Europe. Also, the Germans would have had more time to produce their jet fighter, which would have made Allied air operations over Europe much harder.
    Both Roosevelt and Churchill were taken in by Stalin, Roosevelt probably moreso. There was Soviet penetration into circles very close to Roosevelt while in the UK it was probably more limited to the intelligence apparatus.
    And while Churchill was on principle anti-Communist, it wasn’t the USSR on the other side of the English Channel.
    That was why he once said that if Hitler were to invade Hell he would promptly sign a pact with the Devil.

    Here is what the Churchill Centre has to say about Churchill and Stalin:

    “…Gradually, Churchill had begun to realize that he had been outwitted by the Russians at Yalta and that expressions such as ‘democratic’ meant quite different things to Stalin than they did to him. On 18 May he said that they were “dropping an iron screen across Europe from Lubeck to Trieste behind which we have no knowledge of what was happening.”

    At Potsdam Churchill no longer felt Stalin to be a friend he could trust, but he had yet to revert to his full anti-communist militancy of Fulton, Missouri.

    Britain and the Soviet Union had been brought together by Hitler’s lust for conquest and for no other reason. The old suspicions and misunderstandings were bound to resurface as soon as the German menace was crushed.

    It was typical of Churchill to overestimate the value of personal contacts with other statesmen and to imagine friendship were none existed. He seriously misjudged Stalin the man and failed to realize the dominant role he played in the Soviet state. In his single-minded determination to defeat the Germans, he neglected the Soviet Union and undervalued their contributions to the common cause. For all his mistakes, Churchill did well in an exceedingly difficult situation. He was operating with dwindling funds and diminishing returns, and like all men, however great, was powerless to alter the great decisions of history.”

    from: http://www.winstonchurchill.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=531

  10. Noclue

    I agree. I do not ctiticize Churchill for cooperating fully with Stalin. Under the circumstances, it was morally imperative to do so.

    More curious is how a person of Churchill’s stature and morality could be so taken by Stalin. It may be it is some version of cognitive dissonance; I.e. when you are forced to cooperate with a person you detest you come to perceive him as less detestable. The presumed reason for this (at least in the economic papaers citing it) is that perceiving the otherwise detestable person in a more positive light minimizes the cost of having to deal with him.

    As for Roosevelt I know less about him; other than that he did extremely nothing to help any Jews during WWII, until the vast majority had been killed and his hand was forced by Morgenthau. As for Churchill, Martin Gilbert is coming out with a book in 2007 which is entitled “Churchill and the Jews.” In my opinion Churchill did about the same as Roosevelt, but Sir Gilbert argues otherwise. Perhaps his book will explain his position.

  11. Isa

    “”””And the brutal truth is that without the Russian sacrifices at Stalingrad and Kursk, the invasion of Europe woud almost certainly have been much more difficult, if not impossible to do in 1944.””””
    Time: mid 70’s, Where: Univ of MN ROTC
    I was taking military history and for a special speaker they brought this History professor to talk to us as he was on the American General Staff during WWII. The Allied leadership figured that if England fell, war would go on for another 25 years before hitler could be defeated. If the Huns pushed up to the Urals with the Soviet army behind the Urals, that would also take 25 years before hitler was defeated. If both events happend, game over-hitler wins.

  12. Thomas Lowinger

    Mr. Plocker’s was a very badly researched article. The total victims of Stalin were about 20 million. (Research by Robet Conquest)Yagoda was at the helm of the NKVD for two years. Much of the killing came before and after. Stalin was in power from the 20’s to 1952. Kaganovich was a theoretician and had little to do with the purges. Plocker appeared to have copied the Wikipidia comments on Yagoda. The Wikipidia comments seem to echo the words of an ati-semitic site. Some modern historians claim that Stalin’s victims numbered less than 6 million (based on now open archives). These included German civilians, POWs long after Yagoda was dead. It is evident that Plocker knows little of Russian history. It is a disgrace for ynetnews to publish such an article.

  13. What’s really sad is that since Putin rose to power, Stalin’s name has undergone some revival in reputation. Meanwhile, hundreds of thousands of Jewish bodies remain unclaimed in anonymous mass graves below the frozen soil of Siberia. Victims of Stalin and his Yevsektzia (Jewish communist) cronies, they are now victims of apathy and neglect.

    I hope that Russian Chief Rabbi Berel Lazar wakes up and pressures Putin to remember and count the Jewish victims of Stalinist repression.

  14. Larry S.

    Koh umar man de-umar:
    “The total victims of Stalin were about 20 million. (Research by Robet Conquest)Yagoda was at the helm of the NKVD for two years. Much of the killing came before and after.”

    ….during the 2 years of rebbe yogodo, only 1.5 millions were killed(?! perhaps, no?) being a true yidden, none of the killing should be attributed to him.
    As he is a yiddene neshoma from shoresh nogah, he put everyday tefillin to be mitkosher to his rabbonim with his lofty neshome. If he killed at all, he only attacked the klippos, sitro ochoreh.
    In anycase, a yidden cannot commit murder of his fellow jews.
    If it is established that he did, then we can safely state that he only killed those of the erev rov: perfectly appropriate. A mitzve fun de qonnoeem. No?
    That in the case of the hidden tzodiq Yagodeh (fun der lomed vov tzoddiqim). Other communist jews who committed murder, surely are themselves only mascarading as jews. Truly they belong to zero Omoleq yimach shmoy.

    “Kaganovich was a theoretician and had little to do with the purges.”
    Oh yea, another chuchem in toyros hanistor und hanigleh.
    A tzaddiq of geza tzoddiqim.

    “The Wikipidia comments seem to echo the words of an ati-semitic site.”
    Of course, them bad, us good etc… ad nauseam.

    “Some modern historians claim that Stalin’s victims numbered less than 6 million (based on now open archives).”
    which modern historians? from teheran of vienna? or where?

  15. Schneur

    In order to make sense of these comments, one needs to consider the history of the Jews in Russia in the last 200 years.
    Under the Czars to say the least the Jews were persecuted both in Hot pogroms and in Cold pogroms. Jews were 10th class citizens and subject to economic and physical persecution. Myurder, rape and assault were daily events.
    Hence one can understand the Jewish opposition to the Czar. If the Communsits were at the vanguard of this opposition then Jews joined the party seeing in it the new gan eden.Jews also joined the Anarchists and other revolutionary mopvements.
    Following the fall of the Czar , Russia fell into a major civil war which pitted various reactionary forces led by ex Czarist officers and Ukranian national forces against the Communsit armies led by Mr. Trotzky.
    The Reds against the Whites . During this war over 100,000 Jews lost their lives to the White forces who carried out the most vicious of pogroms against the Jews .Actually little has been written about this Holocaust certainly little in English.
    With a few exceptions the Red Army treated Jews fairly and certainly did not persecute them in any anti semitic manner.
    That being the case many Jews joined the Red army to fight the resurrgent White, Czarist, and Ukranian forces led by monsters like Admiral Deniken and petluria a hetman of the Ukraine.The Reds led by Lev Bronstein included amny jewish officers etc.
    This being the case its no suprise that Jews played an important role in the new Soviet regime, and in amny cases in the secret police etc.
    No justification just an explaination.
    This period of time saw many young Jews leaving their religious observance. Thus many people from Chabad homes too left Yiddishkayt, and some may have joined the state security apperatus.
    By the way the same process happened in most east European countries after World war2 for very similiar reasons.

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