By Mike Walsh
Before the outbreak of the Great War (1914 ~ 1918) and available in selected Warsaw shops patronised by Jews were greeting cards with images unavailable for Gentile customers. The postcards carried the image of the tzadik. This is an image of a rabbinical Jew with the Torah in his one hand and a white fowl in the other. On these particular greeting cards the head of the fowl depicts the Imperial Russian Tsar Nicholas II. Below this image is the inscription in Hebrew: “This is a sacrificial animal so is my cleansing; it will be my replacement and cleansing the victim.”
This relates to the Yom Kippur ritual in which a live fowl is swung about the head before being slaughtered by the shechita method; the creature’s blood drained. This secret greeting card is a facsimile of American (Jewish) greeting cards that first became available in the United States in 1907. The ritual slaughter of Tsar Nicholas II was the aspiration of many Jews. This Talmudic act of treason or assassination is airily dismissed as due to the Tsar’s alleged anti-Semitism.
“This is a sacrificial animal so is my cleansing”
Yakov Sverdlov, whose Jewish name was Yankel Solomon, ordered the massacre of Tsar Nicholas II, his family and assistants. For this Jewish firebrand regicide was a cherished dream. Evidence of this is to be found in the text of leaflets written by Yakov Sverdlov dated May 19, 1905. This date is the birthday of Nicholas II: “Struck your hour, the last hour of you and all yours! This is a terrible judgement, the revolution is coming!”
The Tsar and his family
The assassination team’s organisers, accompanying guards and key members of the assassination squad were militants involved in the organisation of the future Communist party (RSDLP). Its genesis was in the Urals at the end of 1905 and the beginning of 1906 when the group was under the direction of Yakov Sverdlov.
Long before the 1917 coup that delivered Tsarist Russia to American banking and corporate conglomerates, Yakov Sverdlov (Yankel Solomon) and a number of major figures of Bolshevism had been exiled and serving their sentences in Siberia. Yakov Sverdlov was banished to Turukhansk as was bank robber terrorist, the dwarfish Joseph Stalin, Julius Martov (Tsederbaum) and Aron Solts. Through the region of Tyumen, Tobolsk and Yekaterinburg passes the Trans-Siberian Railway (Transsib). This railway connects Moscow with the Russian Far East and the Sea of Japan. This network delivered the Tsar and his family when they were taken into custody by the Wall Street financed Bolshevik insurgents.
Yakov Sverdlov, even in demonic Jewish minds, was known to be pathologically sadistic. Such were the gratuitous cruelties inflicted by him during crime sprees that party members already inured to extreme violence were appalled. Jakov Sverdlov gathered around him the most ruthless elements of the association. On the eve of the 1905 coup attempt, Sverdlov, still in the Urals, formed what was known as The Battle Squad of the People’s Weapons (BONV). This terrorist group slaughtered police officers and any thought to be sympathetic to the Tsarist system. The group enriched itself through armed raids on banks, post offices, cash desks, trains and shops. “They were desperate murderers” writes E. Hlystalov who describes the group’s leaders as “the frail bespectacled Yakov Sverdlov.”
Yakov Sverdlov stamp
Philippe (Shaya-Isay Fram) Goloshchekin was personal ambassador of Yakov Sverdlov and acted in all the group’s important matters. Across the Ural region Sverdlov placed in government positions those he considered loyal to him. These occupied different positions such as Foodstuffs Commissioner, Commissioner of Justice and Commissioner of Supplies; all of local authority office. Soon, the Ural region became Yakov Sverdlov’s fiefdom. It was not by chance that the great city of Yekaterinburg during 1924 ~ 1991 bore the name of Sverdlovsk. The street on which was located Ipatiev House where the massacres was carried out was renamed Sverdlov Street. In 1991 this city’s name was returned to its original Yekaterinburg.
On April 30, 1918, the train carrying the unfortunate Romanov Tsar, Tsarina and daughter Maria, arrived in Yekaterinburg. The Imperial Royal family were formally put in the charge of Yakovlev and the Head of Ural Council A. G. Beloborodov. July 16, 1918, the day before the massacre, there arrived in Yekaterinburg from the centre of Russia a special train consisting of a locomotive and a single passenger carriage. The few other passengers included one person in the black attire of a Jewish rabbi with his face disguised. The rabbi was greeted by the chairman of the Ural Council Shaya Isaakovich Goloshchekin. The rabbi was accorded maximum respect as might a visiting dignitary. Upon being directed to the basement of Ipatiev house the rabbi traced cabalistic signs on the wall: “The Tsar sacrificed the kingdom destroyed!”
During the same day the rabbi departed. He did so after appointing the assassin Yankel Yurovsky, the son of rabbi Chaim Yurovsky.
1st row: Nicholas II and his family (from left to right: Olga, Maria, Tsar Nicholas II, Tsarina Alexandra, Anastasia, Alexei and Tatiana). 2nd row: Surgeon to the Tsar Eugene Botkin and Royal chef Ivan Kharitonov. 3rd row: maid Anna Demidova and the Tsar’s valet Colonel Alexei Trupp. All ritually slaughtered at Ipatiev House. Those who took part in this ritualistic slaughter as far as can be ascertained were all of Jewish race.
In attendance at the bloodbath on July 17 / 18, 1918 was the Yakov Sverdlov and Brigade Commissar Vasily Yakovlev (Konstantin Myachin). Their task was to later remove secretly all remains of the Imperial Russian family. In the immediate aftermath the bodies were mutilated and dismembered before being deposited in a shallow mine. The contents of the mine could be seen from the surface.
Leading executioners of the Imperial family whose Jewish names appear in brackets. Left to right: Top (Yankel Solomon) Yakov Sverdlov, Philippe Goloshchyokin (Shaya-Isay Fram Goloshchekin) and Pyotr Voykov (Pinhus Wainer). Bottom row: Beloborodov Alexander Georgievich (Vaisbart Yankel Isidorovich), Konstantin Myachin (Vasily Yakovlev) and Georgy Safarov (Voldin).
The killers from left to right: Peter Ermakov, Mikhail Medvedev (Kudrin), Pavel Medvedev, Yakov Yurovsky and Grigory Nikulin.
Yurovsky personally supervised the execution of the Imperial family. He was responsible for administering the coup de grâce and then afterwards searching the bodies. Pyotr Voykov (Pinhus Wainer) took part in the shooting and assisted in carrying out the coup de grâce. He was delegated to destroy the family’s remains by a combination of dismemberment and the use of sulphuric acid. Scrawled writing was afterwards found on the walls of the room in which the Imperial family was slaughtered. These writings were translated and transcribed by German-Jewish poet Heinrich Heine (1797-1856). The lines appear on the backdrop wall to the slaughter and near the window in the basement of Ipatiev House.
“Belsatzar ward in selbiger Nacht / Von seinen Knechten umgebracht,” “Belsatzar was, on the same night, killed by his slaves.”
Belshazzar, the Gentile king of Babylon who, in the Old Testament story, saw ‘the writing on the wall’ foretelling his destruction (Daniel 5) and was killed as punishment for his offences against Israel’s God. In a clever play on the Heine quotation, the unknown writer, almost certainly one of the killers, has substituted Belsatzar for Heine’s spelling Belsazar in order to signal even more clearly his intended symbolism. The Heine inscription described the racial / ethnic nature of the murders: ‘A Gentile king had just been killed as an act of Jewish retribution.’
The destruction of the corpses began the following day and was assisted by Jakov Yurovsky and carried out under the direction of Pyotr Voikov (Pinhus Wainer). Supervision also were Goloshchekin and Beloborodov. Pyotr Voikov recalled that scene with an involuntary shudder. He said that when this work was completed the dismembered cadavers; human bloody trunks, arms, legs, torso and heads were thrown down a forest mine. Upon this dreadful scene of carnage was poured gasoline and sulphuric acid. In a vain attempt to destroy all evidence of the massacre the parts were afterwards burned for two days.
Pyotr Voikov said:
It was a terrible picture. We, the participants of the burning corpses were downright depressed about this nightmare. Even Yurovsky in the end could not resist and said that even those few days and he would have gone mad.” (Besedovsky G. Z. ‘On the Road to Thermidor’ M. 1997. S.111-116).
The site of the carnage and the failed attempts to completely dispose of the family’s bodies was temporarily liberated from the Red Army by the opposing White Armies. Nikolai Sokolov, the investigator appointed by the Commander of the White Armies Admiral Alexander Kolchak, drew the following conclusions:
The corpses were brought to the mine under the cover of darkness in the early morning, July 17, 1918. Clothing was roughly cut (damage is found on buttons, hooks and eyes). The corpses were then chipped and completely destroyed by fire and sulphuric acid. At the end of the operation the bodies were completely incinerated leaving only the melted lead from the bullets from which they had died.
To explain the later finding of jewels Nikolai Sokolov explained that, according to the testimony of the witness Tyegleva, the Grand Duchess secretly sewed jewellery in her clothing. During the burial some of the valuables went unnoticed. The princesses had also secreted gems in their apparel. When the mine shaft was later excavated there was discovered more items of jewellery. From the torn brassieres a rain of pearls and precious stones cascaded. Some jewellery, mostly earrings and pendants lay unnoticed in the surrounding grass. In view of the discovered wealth the executioners and body disposal team worked quickly to finish their work. They did not pay attention to individual items. Witnesses reported the movement of cars and trucks, carts and riders near Ganina Yama 15 km north of Yekaterinburg. This area July 17 to 19, 1918 was cordoned off by Red Guards. Nikolai Sokolov writes that these days also heard grenade explosions.
Nikolai Sokolov. To carry out his investigations the Nikolai Sokolov dressed in peasant in order that he draws as little attention to himself as possible.
Nikolai Sokolov managed to find two orders drawn up by Pyotr Voykov on July 17, 1918. The orders were placed with a local drugstore named Russian Society. With each order was the requirement to supply employee Commissariat Zimin with sulphuric acid. The first requirement was of 5 lbs with 3 lbs more placed in the second jar. In total, Zimin was issued 11 lbs of sulphuric acid for which was paid 196 roubles and 50 kopecks. According to Nikolai Sokolov, the sulphuric acid was delivered to the mine on 17 and 18 July. At the mine traces of two large fires were found. Here, dozens of objects have been discovered that were related to the murdered Imperial family. Many items were burned, some were destroyed. Nothing was spared of the Tsar’s family; even their pet dogs were slaughtered.
At this point, the reward for the assassination of the Imperial family posted by Wall Street Jewish banker Jacob Schiff was settled with the Bolsheviks. This German born Jew was later to boast and celebrate the funding of the 1917 Bolshevik coup which overthrew Russia’s legitimate government. Schiff personally offered a substantial reward for the murder of the Russian royal family. This Jewish banker’s investment funded a tyranny which, at the time of its collapse in 1990, is estimated to have directly or indirectly led to loss of life estimated between 70 and 100 million, mostly Christians. Jacob Schiff appears to have achieved the dubious distinction of being the biggest killer in the history of humankind.
Will you say for me to those present at tonight’s meeting how deeply I regret my inability to celebrate with the Friends of Russian Freedom the actual reward of what we hoped for and striven for these long years.” ~ Jacob Schiff, New York bankers, ‘Kuhn, Loeb & Co. Quote: New York Times, March 24. 1917.
The Civil War following the American backed coup was to continue until 1922. Upon the final expulsion of the White Armies corporate America and Europe moved in to plunder the assets of the nation that was once Imperial Russia.