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THE OGPU

In 1935, I had a special occasion to observe how Stalin maintains his loving bond with the masses. I was looking for a summer cottage, and my rather naive friend Valya suggested that I should go to Metishchie.
" The head of the Metishchie Ogpu is a close friend of mine. He'll help you find the right place."
We drove to Metishchie, about an hour out of Moscow, and found that the Ogpu chief had a beautiful house of about twelve rooms with spacious offices in which a large Ogpu staff was very busy. Our host was most cordial, and found me just the place I wanted.
In the evening we returned to his house for dinner. At the table he explained his importance, bragged of the excellent Ogpu machine which he had set up in Metishchie, and generally let it be understood that he was something of a minor Yagoda himself. I could not understand why this quiet summer resort required an Ogpu machine so totally out of proportion to its size.
" But why all this tremendous apparatus?" I asked. "What's it for?"
" Don't you know, Comrade Krivitsky, there is a locomotive factory not far away which employs several thousand workers."
Our host evidently expected me to say, "Oh, well, that clears it all up. Where there are workers there is, of course, a job for the Ogpu." But I remained silent.
Valya, however, kept up our end of the conversation. "Of course," she said, "nowadays the workers are grumbling more than anyone else."
That was the Ogpu in 1935- But two years later, with Yezhov at the helm, we looked back almost wistfully at 1935. No man in history ever did for his master what Yezhov did for Stalin.
A partial list of Yezhov's victims includes almost

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