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August 28, 1937 SOCIALIST APPEAL The Trial of the Dantzig Trotskyists How the Fascist Prosecutor Follows in the Footsteps of Stalin and Vyshinsky Twelve days before the trial Danzig Trotskyists in their pro By Leon Trotsky next day the Danzig Stalinists dealing with the flight of of fake Trotskyists in Moscow clamation and newspaper trapwrote: The tie up with the Ges Piatakov, made reference to Piatakov, Radek et al. the led into mud everything German, is tapo does not come to us a sur it. But the whole thing is this Fascists in Danzig held a trial and on the contrary, extolled shipment of war materials of genuine Trotskyists Dr. Ja Soviet Russia.
After all, the Trotskyist that Kissien did really visit me signed: Internalionalist Commu prise.
kubowski and nine of his assonists of German. Danzig Group fraternity in Danzig has long in July 1936 while traveling from Upon his arrest Dr. Jakubow. Trotskyists. Thus the Sparta been the espionage and provo. Danzig to Denmark. At the time ciates.
The grandiose Moscow ski was found in possesion not kus Bund considers itself a part cationist center of the Danzig this visit was reported in the trial, which staggered the whole only of printed materials but of the nationwide German orga Gestapo. This episode provides Norwegian press. The conditions world, naturally distracted atten also American dollars and En. nization of the Trotskyists, the on a small scale an example of under which live exclude the tion away from the Danzig trial. glish pounds. This section of the The great world press reported Gestapo very same that, according to the corruption that the possibility of any secret visits.
indictment likewise Vishinsky, entered into an alli introduces in the ranks of the almost nothing about the manner seems a miniature model for the ance with the Gestapo as far working class the world over. Instructions Non Existent in which the Gestapo (German accusations of the with back as 1932. The alliance of with scorn: Had we been con sent instructions to Danzig Secret Police) legally disposed of this difference, that the Moscow Trotskyists with To be sure, the assertion that the Danzig revolutionists. Mean. Trotskyists trampled into mud took place, as is while, the Danzig trial is well wverything Soviet and kowtowed prior to the very formation of would have been clapped in jail group learned from Kissien well known, nected with the Gestapo, you is sheer fiction. Of the Danzig worth noticing for itself as well to Fascism, while the Danzig the Gestapo itself.
as for the light it casts upon the Trotskyists did just the opposite.
ong ago, for you yourselves only few days prior to my in.
were in negotiation with us.
Moscow trial, or rather, for the While Piatakow received marks ternment and engaged in no Call for 4th International As matters turned out, it was correspondence with it. But this glaring exposure of the latter.
from German firms, Jakubowski the members of the Spartakus does not essentially change any.
The Fascist Press Story was discovered in possession of In a proclamation devoted to Bund who shortly found them thing in the matter. There is dollars and pounds.
the collapse of the old workers selves in jail. between us a bond of close ideoOnly a few days ago received Fascist Indignant parties we find the following deMoscow and Danzig logical solidarity. As the publiefrom friends a copy of the fascist claration: By their policies cations of the Spartakus Bund newspaper Der Danziger Vor Vorposten for January 12 they prepared their own doom.
The traits of resemblance bet eloquently testify, its young pasten containing an account of prints a photograph of the court As long as they could they con ween the Danzig and the Moscow leaders were perfectly able to the court trial; also copies of the room during the speech of the tinued to instill their adherents trials should not, however, ob find their way in political questillegal publication of the Danzig state prosecutor whose name was with illusions, and thereby re scure from our view the funda tions, without any of my inorganization of the Trotskyists not Vishinsky but Hoffman. The strained them from struggling mental difference between them. Structions namely, their paper Spartakus, court room, as the newspaper re against the Nazis. The leaders of The Danzig indictment in all its The fascist prosecutor did not and several of their proclama ports, was jammed with specta the Spartakus Bund do not sow essential aspects was genuine; charge the Danzig Trotskyists tians.
tors. The accused were charged illusions. They write: We know the Moscow trial. fraudulent with terrorism, sabotage and.
Der Danziger Vorposten for with maligning the Government, that it is no easy thing to do from top to bottom. In Danzig espionage, nor did he demand December 9, 1936 writes: After disturbing the peace, circulating away with fascism. Work, hard inimpeachable material proofs, their heads. The explanation for careful surveillance and prepa false information, violating the and dangerous, long and stub seized during the arrests, were this is to be found in the fact ration on the part of the political press laws, and, lastly, being in born work is necessary to prepare produced. No revolutionary of that the totalitarian regime is: palice, the latter was able a few illegal possession of weapons. for its downfall. Help us build ganization can exist and function Danzig is still young and the days ago to expose a secret comIf the Danzig Trotskyists ex a new communist party which without a program and a press. public opinion of the ruling party, munist organization, the Sparta tolled Soviet Russia. then they will give revolutionary leadership Through their modest mimeo itself is still unprepared for kus, and to arrest most of the evidently made to the proletariat. Help us build graph machine, the Danzig such measures. Stalin is now members. All told some sixty Stalinist justice. For it was the Fourth International which Trotskyists maintained the ir stepping to the fore as the eduindividuals were seized. The cri especially held inst Jakubow will lead the world revolution to contact with the masses. At the cator of fascism. The is, mipals, according to the police, ski that in an article of his the victory.
trial they renounced neither their giving lessons. to the Gestapo, tried to make their organiza: Moscow judicial farce is compaThe Danzig fascists have ad ideas nor their publications. They When Hitler position becomes tion the rallying centre of all red with the trial of the Reich vanecd the slogan: Danzig must acknowledged their solidarity still more difficult, the German the enemies of the state. They stag incendiaries. The state pro become the anti Bolshevist fort with me both in their press and Vishinskys will chop off the carried on intensive work, issued secutor (Hoffman and not Vish ress on the Eastern German the court room. The report of heads of the revolutionary work leaflets, distributed secret lite insky) waxed indignant over this. frontier. According to Vishins the court proceedings hasn a ers on the charge of terrorism, rature smuggled in from abroad, astounding comparison. The ky, the Trotskyists should have word to say about recantations. sabotage and espionage. The. collected funds etc. One of the speeches of the accused wert not constituted a part of the garrison the prisoners dock in Danzig seeds of the Moscow frame rns. leaders of the organization even printed. They did not recant nor of this fortress. They refuse, there sat my real co thinkers we need not doubt, will not sati paid a visit to Trotsky in Nor did they praise Hitler but they however, to conform in any way and not enemies of mine who on barren soil.
way in the summer of this year did set forth their revolutionary to But the seeds this pattern. They write in assumed a mask of friendship by sown by the Spartakus Bund. 1936. Prior to the time the views.
their paper: Not collaboration command of the police. will likewise sprout revolutionary, secret organization was appreMention was made in the court shoots in their time.
The ten accused, two women with the bourgeoisie but the hended, a lively correspondence of fascism among the number, received a overthrow by the of Kissien journey to Oslo. In Mexico, April 29, 1937.
with Trotsky was in all proba total sentence of 13 years impri armed might of the proletariatbility conducted through the sonment whereof Jakubowski that is the task of the Danzig Ask Aid of Yipsels in Polish post.
Nankin Bans Truth of share for whom the prosecutor anti fascists. The organization New York Figth Moscow Trials at Bid In these first few lines the fa demanded five years hard labor of workers in the industrial enmiliar melodies already. ring: came to three years and three terprises, in the unemployed of Stalin Ambassador (Continued from page 4)
You have a Trotskyist organi months in prison. In passing bureaus and in the forced labor and actively pellers have read themselves out Truth about the Stalinist all the enemies of the state other things the following: The struggle against national social of the organization. The YPSL (this time the Fascist state. Trotskyist league must be looked ism that is the sole means of will be carried on and preserved frame ups in Moscow is spreadyou have a trip by one of the by the nine members of the ing in ever widening circles across upon as leaders to Trotsky which retion. True, differences exist beta communist organiza overthrowing fascism.
What is the attitude of the DEC whose names are undersign the face of the earth. We have minds us of Piatakov flight ween the Trotskyists and the Danzig Trotskyists too Oslo lively correspondence other communists but these cohe tense of the Otheiler District Executive Committee of book entitled Behind the Moscow Trials. written by Chang Chiabetween the defendants and Trot cern not the world outlook but offers himself as a super wran the New York District.
sky, and the receipt of instruci only questions of party tactics. gelm. writes the organ of the forced by Clarity and the right Book Company in Shangai.
Comrades! the split has been chu and published by the Oriental In conclusion, the presiding Spartakus Bund for the im. wing. Every comrade must take seem as if Vishinsky This first book in the Chinese indict judge expressed his regret that perialist crusade ment a month and a half later the chief criminal Dr. Kissien Soviet Union. Stalin and his splitters, with or against the left lin most recent crimes against his stand, with or against the language on the subject of Starwas patterned on the Danzig happened to be in Copenhagen bureaucracy constitute the intemodel and rot in the prisoner dock. est danger to the existence of the wing, with or against the repre the revolution, is divided sentatives of revolutionary social eight chapters and contains, in Vishinsky Language The Danzig government had the Soviet power. In their home por ism. You must take action now. addition to original material, intelligence, of course, to re licy they have supplanted the rule Of the sixty who weļe arrested frain from demanding th: extra of the proletariat with the rule ship called for this Thursday, at drome speech and the pamphlet Attend the general member translation of Trotsky Hippo only ten, ranging in age from dition of Kissien.
of the bureaucracy; in foreign which the rotten policy of the World Voices on the Moscow 28 to 57, were brought to trial.
How the Nazis disposed of the Trotskyists Hit Fascism ence to an alliance with the Clarity caucus will be exposed. Trials.
Not by rumors but by proof! Chinese comrade writes that others remains unknown. Dr.
bourgeoisie as against the supElect delegates to the left wing shortly after the appearance of Franz Jakubowski, German Of enormous political interest port of the proletariat. But they conference to be held on Satur the book, the reactionary Kuo citizen, was stipulated as the are the publications of leader of the organization and the Spartakus Bund which delineate troying the most important social nal convention, a regular district was requested by Dimitri Bogo.
the haven as yet succeeded in des: day, August 28. After the natio mintang Government at Nanking principal accused. All the others fully the political physiognomy conquests of to are citizens of Danzig. The re of that organization. We have lution. Private ownership of the convention will be held. Elect left molov, Soviet ambassador wing delegates to national China, to place it under ban and!
port of the court proceedings de heard from the Gestapo that the means of production still remains convention.
chares that the leader of the conspirators used to resort to abolished in Russia. Therefore that this request was promptly Carry on the Young Peoples accepted. At the same Trotskyist gang gave a brief the Polish post in order to the defense of the reaccount of his revolutionary transmit materials in which in mains the unconditional duty of Socialist League! Build a revolu Nanking gave formal permission Let us work. In Danzig they use the sults were heaped upon every the proletariat.
not tionary YPSL.
for the publication of Moscow With Socialist Greetings official record of the court same terminology as in Moscow: thing German Yet, the mani forget that this was written on Donald Berger proceedings in the ZinovievThe organization of the opposi festo on the Spanish events Hitler own territory.
Hal Draper Kamenev and Radek Piatakov tion is invariably referred to as begins with the following words: Stalinist Hypocrisy a gang. The twenty five year The German and Polish fascist Mary Ford trials.
old Jakubowski became a Marx Governments have hypocritically Manny Garret Those acquainted with condi ist in 1980, a Communist in 1932, proclaimed their neutrality in In August 1936, a few days Anne Kracik tions in China under the Kuomin and a Trotskyist in 1935. Jaku the Spanish civil war. As a mat before the Zinoviev Kamenev Irving Panken tang regime know what the banbowski was intimate with another ter of fact, they are the constant trial, the Danzig group of the Alex Retzkin ning of a book involves. In Chi Oscar Shoenfeld young Marxist, Dr. Siegfried purveyors of arms to the Spanish Stalinists turned to the Spartakus nese controlled territory, the Kimsien, who was, according to fascists.
Bund with a proposal for a united Address all communications to Kuomintang police raid all okthe indictment, the individual circular which calls upon the front. But no sooner were the the Provisional Committee. shops, seize copies of the prothat visited Trotsky in Oslo. dockworkers to do all in their negotiations opened than the Room 781 41 Union Square, scribed publication and have them To quote the indictment, the power to prevent any further Moscow trial broke. On the very Idestroyed time,