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The Militant, 29 June 1946


Stalinists at Nuremberg Fear Widow of Trotsky


From The Militant, Vol. X No. 26, 29 June 1946, p. 7.
Transcribed & marked up by Einde O’Callaghan for ETOL.

 

The questions of Natalia Trotsky, widow of the martyred Leon Trotsky, are feared by the Stalinist prosecution at Nuremberg. She demanded that her legal representative be permitted to cross-examine the Nazi prisoners. Such questioning would serve to further expose the infamous Moscow Frameup Trials in which Stalin vilely slandered Trotsky. Among other monstrous charges, Stalin claimed that the founder of the Red Army made a deal with Hitler through Rudolph Hess, one of the defendants now in the dock at Nuremberg.

Natalia Trotsky’s demand has been widely supported by labor leaders and liberals in England, the United States, France, Belgium, Holland, Canada, Italy and other countries. Although she made her request months ago, studied silence has been the only response of the Allied prosecution and judges at Nuremberg.

This highly significant silence constitutes still another damning admission of the frameup character of the Moscow Trials.

 
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