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STALIN'S HAND IN SPAIN

General Berzin had served for fifteen years as chief of the Military Intelligence of the Red Army. A native of Latvia, he led, at the age of sixteen, a guerrilla band in the revolutionary struggle against the Czar. He was wounded, captured, and sentenced to death in 1906. Because of his youth, however, the Czar's Government commuted his sentence to penal servitude in Siberia. He escaped and was leading the life of an underground revolutionist when the Czar was overthrown. Berzin joined the Red Army under Trotsky, and rose to a powerful position in the high command. Large-framed, already grey-haired, given to few words, crafty, Berzin was selected by Stalin to organize and direct the Loyalist Army.
Stalin's chief political commissar in Spain was Arthur Stashevsky. He was of Polish extraction. Short and stocky, he looked like a business man, and nominally he was the Soviet trade envoy in Barcelona. But Stashevsky, too, had served in the Red Army. He resigned from the military service to take up the task of reorganizing the Russian fur industry, at a time when this important industry was prostrate. His success was brilliant; he revived the Russian fur trade in all the world's markets. Stalin now assigned to him the job of manipulating the political and financial reins of Loyalist Spain.
While Berzin and Stashevsky were operating backstage, the International Brigade was holding the spotlight of the spectacular Loyalist campaign. To foreign war correspondents on the Spanish front, the real mystery man seemed to be Emil Kleber, leader of the International Brigade. Millions of readers will remember Kleber as the most dramatized figure of the heroic defence of Madrid.
Kleber was presented to the world, in interviews and sketches, as the strong man of the hour, fated to play

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