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VII
WHY STALIN SHOT HIS GENERALS

of the execution of the eight chiefs, following an alleged secret trial by a court-martial composed of eight othcr high officers.
At least one of these eight judges, General Alksnis, was already, to my knowledge, a prisoner of the Ogpu at the time when he was supposed to be sitting in judgment on his former chief.
Of the eight alleged judges six have since been destroyed-Marshal Bluecher and Generals Alksnis, Bielov, Dybenko, Kashirin and Gorbachev. Almost all the eighty members of the Council of War were quickly liquidated. The Army purge did not stop until the Ogpu had swept clean the entire Officers' Corps, sacrificing in all about 35,000 Army men.
In point of fact, there was no court-martial at all of the Tukhachevsky group. There was not even the pretence of a joint case against its victims. The eight generals were not even executed together. They were shot separately, and on different days. The false report that a trial had taken place was issued by Stalin to make the rank-and-file of the Army swallow the tale of the Ogpu's "sudden" discovery of a conspiracy in the Red Army.
How sudden the discovery was, what the real plot was, and what was the evidence of this "conspiracy such as history has never known"-all these questions solved themselves when I returned to Paris.
The assistant to the Chief of the Foreign Division of the Ogpu, Spiegelglass, had come to Paris early in July. I met him by appointment at the Closerie-desLilas Cafe, on the Boulevard Montparnasse, and he told me that he was on an "especially important mission." Our conversation lasted several hours. It soon turned to the Tukhachevsky case.
An opening was provided by an article which had appeared shortly after the execution in Pravda, the

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