On this day in 1918, the Romanovs were butchered by bloodthirsty Bolsheviks… but why, and by whom?
“We cannot state that all Jews are Bolsheviks. But without Jews, there would never have been Bolshevism. For a Jew, nothing is more insulting than the truth. The blood maddened Jewish terrorists have murdered sixty-six million in Russia from 1918 to 1957.”
– Alexander Solzhenitsyn
Exactly a century ago, the Royal Family of Imperial Russia were brutally and most indignantly murdered by the bloodthirsty executioners of the latent Bolshevik government. This issue is largely navigated around and outright ignored for a number of reasons, most notably the origins and motivations of those who pulled the trigger.
In his penultimate book entitled Two Hundred Years Together, Alexander Solzhenitsyn analysed the role of Jews in Russian society from the mid-eighteenth to late-twentieth century, encompassing the Imperial Period right through to the fall of the USSR. Particularly interesting to the Romanov story is the investigation into the Jewish role in the early years of the Soviet Union.
This is not a conspiracy theory. It’s a verifiable axiom that Jews had an extremely prominent and disproportionate role in the early days of Bolshevism, being vastly over-represented in both the civilian administration and the Cheka (precurser to the NKVD – Secret Police). Both the government “committees” and the Secret Police acted with ruthless violence and an enthusiasm bordering on blood-lust and outright psychopathy against their political opponents.
The Tsar and his family fall under the category of political opponents. Seen as a symbol of the “Old Russia”, Bolshevism’s proponents despised the Romanov Family as a representation of everything they believed they were fighting against. To this end, they ensured that the Imperial Family would be destroyed without trace.
The victorious Bolsheviks did not even have the wherewithal to treat Russia’s leading family with dignity in its final days. Devoid of social graces, the savage usurpers of government botched the whole affair, as we all know; bullets flying, children clubbed to death with rifle butts, bayonet wounds and bloody hand-to-hand assaults. This barbarism demonstrates not only the incivility of Bolsheviks, but additionally the bloodthirsty enthusiasm with which they warmed to the task.
The execution of the Romanov Family was ordered by the central government in Moscow – the ruling Central Committee was 80% Jewish – and communicated to the local Soviet in Ekaterinburg. The deed itself was carried out by a squad led by Yakov Yurovsky, a brutal local Cheka commander of, surprise surprise, Jewish roots. Yurovsky had nominally converted to Lutheranism to protect himself from what he perceived as widespread antisemitism during the Tsar’s reign.
This pattern of perceived hardship followed by bloodthirsty retribution was to become all-too-familiar in pre-war Soviet Russia. One only needs to look at the Holodomor, the state-sponsored starvation of 10 million Ukrainian peasants, and other such atrocities committed against the Slavic people, to recognise this trend. Solzhenitsyn himself recognised and wrote about this phenomenon:
“…without Jews, there would never have been Bolshevism. For a Jew, nothing is more insulting than the truth. The blood maddened Jewish terrorists have murdered sixty-six million in Russia from 1918 to 1957.”
“You must understand, the leading Bolsheviks who took over Russia were not Russian. They hated Russians. Driven by ethnic hatred, they tortured and murdered millions of Russians without a shred of human remorse. It cannot be overstated. Bolshevism committed the greatest human slaughter of all time. The fact that most of the world is ignorant and uncaring about this enormous crime is proof that the global media is in the hands of the perpetrators”.
Pretty strong accusations, but alas accusations supported by the clumsily hidden facts. The assassination of the Romanov Family is just another tragic example of this pattern being played out in this Imperial microcosm. The Tsar and his family symbolised the perceived oppression and ‘antisemitism’ that the Bolsheviks so opposed, therefore it’s unsurprising that they acted with ruthless butchery against this Imperial ideogram.