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Jewish RadicalsA Documentary History$
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Tony Michels

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780814757437

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9780814757437.001.0001

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“G.P.U. Intrigues in America” (1938)

“G.P.U. Intrigues in America” (1938)

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This chapter warns against the GPU—Soviet agents—particularly those operating in the United States, and exposes their possible involvement in the disappearance of Juliet Poyntz, a trade-union activist and former Communist leader. It examines how the recent case of Robinson-Rubens and the disappearance of Pointz reveal the methods of the GPU; how the Moscow trials are prepared, how witnesses and “confessions” may be obtained, and how undesirables are disposed of, by pointing to several key players and coincidences involved in these conspiracies. The chapter goes on to argue that the safety of anti-Stalinists is at stake, as the Stalinist GPU agents breach American shores.

Keywords:   GPU, Soviet agents, anti-Stalinists, Juliet Poyntz, anarchists, Communists, Robinson-Rubens case

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