American Jews in the Bolshevik Oligarchy, from The Literary Digest, March 1919

This article, from the March 1st, 1919 edition of The Literary Digest, published by Funk & Wagnalls, is a very telling original piece which proves without doubt the Jewish hand in the Bolshevik destruction of Russia. Once one sorts through the propaganda concerning “good” Jews and “bad” Jews (the Bible tells us that all Anti-Christs are evil, without prejudice) and looks at the bare facts, this article is a treasure. Especially the quote from New York's leading liar of the decade, the Jew banker Jacob Schiff, who as it is now known actually helped to fund the Bolshevik takeover of Russia. It is little wonder, that the Bolsheviks in Russia had closed all the churches, but none of the synagogues.

Shamefully, it is true that Germany had early on lent assistance to the Bolsheviks. But that was only because Russia had joined in the unjust war against Germany, and fighting between Germany and Russia was quite fierce up until the October Revolution, even after the abdication of the Czar. In fact, Nicholas abdicated in March of 1917, and a major Russian offensive against Germany was launched in July. Therefore, it was only natural for Germany to support those who promised peace, and Lenin announced an end to the Russian war effort against Germany in early November of 1917. If the Czar had not fought against Germany, perhaps we may still have am imperial Russia, and a hundred million lives may have been spared! Oh, the treachery of the International Jew, and how easily the Aryan man is deceived!

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Jews from New York's east side, so reports from Russia have run for a long time, are playing a large part in promoting the present activities of the Bolsheviki throughout Russia. From Trotzky to the recently reported case of the director of an important Russian railroad, we have heard tales of Russian-American Jews, or at least Jews who have lived for a time in this country, now raised to power in communities where pogroms formerly testified to official, if not popular, hatred of the race. Dr. George A. Simons's recent testimony before a Senate subcommittee to the effect that "the present chaotic conditions in Russia are due in large part to the activities of Yiddish agitators from the East Side of New York City, who went to Russia immediately following the down­fall of the Czar," and that the East Side is a "hotbed of Bolshevism," summed up these reports and gave them a definiteness that brings forth protests and statements of the Jewish position from all over the country. Subsequent testimony given before the Senate subcommittee by Herman Bernstein bears out .the statement that "the great mass of the Russian Jews despise and abhor the Bolshevik system." When confronted by the printed protests of many Jews, Dr. Simons repeated his charge in an' address at the St. James M. E. Church in New York and added, according to the New York Times report, that "prominent Jews had exprest belief in the truthfulness of his testimony and had praised him for his courage." Dr. Simons further says:

"Since I gave my testimony distinguished Jews have shaken my hand and thanked me for what I said. 'We want you to know that we are out and out against Bolshevism and those connected with it,' was the way they ex­prest themselves. Only a night or so ago in Washington I sat beside a prominent rabbi who said to me: 'Dr. Simons, we un­derstand each other thoroughly.' He said distinguished Jews would take part in a movement against the Bolsheviki. I want to tell those who feel hurt with what I have said that others can give some more data. I was once a pastor on the East Side and understand the people."

Dr. Simons's statement before the Senate Committee makes an implied distinction between orthodox and “apostate” Jews. The Times thus quotes his testimony:

“I should like to make it plain that among my best friends and among the finest Americans I have known are men of Jewish blood. The unpleasant facts that I shall have to disclose in nowise refer to them. The persons that have gone into Russia and joined in this diabolical thing over there are apostate Jews, men who deny their God and who have forsaken the religion and the teachings of their fathers. I have talked over this matter with some of our leading Jewish citizens, and they fully realize the situation, and among those who are helping us to fight it are great numbers of rabbis and other splendid citizens of the Jewish faith....

“Within two months after the March (1917) revolution pro-Germanism was found to be at work in every phase of Russian life. The agitators came from all parts, hundreds of them, and these latter included many of the most active from the East Side of New York.

“These Yiddish agitators from the New York East Side followed in the trail of Trotzky, who was himself on the East Side at the time of the Czar's overthrow. I have met hundreds of these East-Siders. I have seen them on the Nevsky Prospect, and some of them called on me at my home in Petrograd.

"Let me make it plain that these men are apostate Jews. I don't like this unpleasant feature of the case, but it happens to be the truth, and must therefore come out.

"And so the revolution was but a few weeks old before some of us became imprest with the fact that there was a strong apostate Yiddish element at work in the Bolshevik machine. Likewise there was a very strong German element in it, and that such was the case is shown in an able thesis worked out by Nicholas Borodine."

The Jewish Exponent (Philadelphia) reads into Dr. Simons's words the charge that Bolshevism is "a Jewish attack on Christianity." which it proceeds to deny:

"In speaking at the Monday conference of Methodist ministers he (Dr. Simons) asserted that the Bolshevik movement was dominated by Jews, and if he was correctly reported in the papers, he conveyed the impression that they constituted the principal element in the party.' The East-Side Jews of New York were linked with this statement. In a subsequent statement which was printed in the papers a few days later, Mr. Simons did point out the fact that the Bolshevik leaders are apostates who are not identified with Judaism. Nevertheless, the unfortunate report of his address to the ministers gave additional support to the idea that Bolshevism is a Jewish movement and is a Jewish attack on Christianity. There are undoubtedly a great many Jewish radicals in Russia, but the idea that they could dominate the Russian people against their will - that five per cent. of the population, comprising communities many of the poorest in Europe, could control and terrorize all the rest of the people is too foolish to require any answer. Merely to state the proposition is to refute it. The truth of the matter is that the Russian terror is the outgrowth of conditions that were bound to produce it, unless the small minority of Russians who belong to the moderate democratic school had secured the active support and assistance of the Allied governments. There is only a small middle class in Russia. The peasants have been willing to cast in their lot with any party that would secure for them the much-coveted land which they till. The artizan class was the easy prey of the demagogs who have seized the leadership in the Bolshevik movement...."

Another critic of Dr. Simons is Mr. Jacob H. Schiff, who denounces the statements as "shameful, outrageous, and libelous" and "a base calumny upon the law-abiding and patriotic citizens of New York." The Times quotes him further:

“The unwarranted attack of this Dr. Simons, whoever he may be, and his charge that Jews from the United States, and especially from New York, are undermining the Government, is a libelous one.

“I am sure that among the million and a quarter Jews in New York, whether living on the East Side, West Side, up-town or down-town, the charge is most bitterly resented.”