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VII
WHY STALIN SHOT HIS GENERALS

By this time I had conferred several times with Commissar Yezhov on the special business which had enabled me to come to Moscow. One of these conferences was called at midnight. Yezhov had wished to see me alone, and I remained closeted with him until early morning. When I left his office, I was surprised to find Sloutski, the Chief of the Foreign Division of the Ogpu, and his assistant, Spiegelglass, waiting for me. They were visibly mystified by my all-night session with Yezhov.
I had asked for my passport and was making all preparations for departure. My intimate friends laughed at these preparations.
" They won't let you out," I was told again and again.
This was indeed a time when responsible officials were being recalled from all over the world, and not sent back.
On May 11, Tukhachevsky was degraded to the rank of a Provincial Commander on the Volga. He never took the office. Less than a week later ViceCommissar of War Gamarnik, than whom there never was a more loyal Bolshevik, was arrested.
The following days brought such a succession of arrests and executions of those with whom I had had lifelong associations, that it seemed as if the Russian roof were falling, and the whole Soviet edifice tumbling about me.
I had still not received permission to leave, and now acted on the assumption that it would not be granted. I sent a wire to my wife in The Hague to prepare to return to Moscow with the child.
Then suddenly I was called into the office of the head of the department. He was sitting at his desk with my passport in front of him.
" What are you waiting around here for?" he said. "Why aren't you at your post?"

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