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Secret Cables of the Comintern, 1933-1943$
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Fridrikh I. Firsov, Harvey Klehr, and John Earl Haynes

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780300198225

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: September 2014

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300198225.001.0001

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The Comintern and the Terror

The Comintern and the Terror

Chapter:
(p.111) Chapter Six The Comintern and the Terror
Source:
Secret Cables of the Comintern, 1933-1943
Author(s):

Fridrikh I. Firsov

Harvey Klehr

John Earl Haynes

Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300198225.003.0007

This chapter discusses the massive state-sponsored killing spree that all Communist parties and friends of the USSR were called upon to endorse. It reveals a coded dispatch calling for Communist parties to explain that the violence that had ensued was an act of humanism and was undertaken for the protection of workers from a brutal class enemy.

Keywords:   Communist parties, USSR, coded dispatch, violence, humanism

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