From what I’ve seen, there seems to be a push to paint the role the Jews had in the Russian revolution as loony conspiracy theory so I thought about sharing a lot of historical facts to the skeptics. I myself wanted to touch the subject.
With the notable exception of Lenin (Vladimir Ulyanov), most of the leading Communists who took control of Russia in 1917-20 were Jews.
Leon Trotsky, headed the Red Army and, for a time, was chief of Soviet foreign affairs.
Yakov Sverdlov, was both the Bolshevik party's executive secretary and as chairman of the Central Executive Committee head of the Soviet government.
Grigori Zinoviev, headed the Communist International (Comintern), the central agency for spreading revolution in foreign countries.
Karl Radek, was Vice-Commissar for Foreign Affairs, taking part in the Brest-Litovsk treaty negotiations, as well as being responsible for the distribution of Bolshevik propaganda amongst German troops and prisoners of war. During the discussions around signing the treaty, Radek was one of the advocates of a revolutionary war.
Maxim Litvinov, worked as Foreign Affairs commissar for the original government and for Stalin too.
Lev Kamenev, was one of the seven members of the first Politburo, founded in 1917 to manage the Bolshevik revolution. He served the role of Lenin’s Deputy Chairman of the Council of People's Commissars and the Council of Labour and Defence.
Grigori Sokolnikov, worked as commissar for the Ninth Army and later the Thirteenth Army, for the campaign against the Don Cossacks who had been rebelled against Bolshevik rule, and the White Army of General Denikin. Later, alongside Rosalia Zemlyachka, he became commissar of the Eighth army, using this position to order mass shootings during the Russian Civil War. He was also, for a time, military commander of the Eighth Army, despite protests from Stalin.
Karl Marx himself was Jewish and now we know that Lenin was also at least a quarter Jewish.
Despite all the propaganda out there that wants you to think that the stories of the Jews being involved in the Russian revolution are myths, it was actually a very popular fact back in the day. It was acknowledge by many figures, Jews included:
Captain Montgomery Schuyler sent two reports to Washington in March and June 1919, describing in graphic detail the Jewish role in the Russian Revolution. Both these reports were only declassified in September 1957 and the originals are still held in the US National Archives in Washington, open for public inspection.
The first report, sent from Omsk on 1 March 1919, contains the following paragraph:
"it is probably unwise to say this loudly in the United States but the Bolshevik movement is and has been since its beginning, guided and controlled by Russian Jews of the greasiest type..."
The second report, dated 9 June 1919, and sent from Vladivostok, said that of the:
"384 commissars there were 2 Negroes, 13 Russians, 15 Chinamen, 22 Armenians and more than 300 Jews. Of the latter number 264 had come to Russia from the United States since the downfall of the Imperial Government."
On February 8, 1920, Winston Churchill expressed his alarm over world developments in an interview published in the Sunday Illustrated Herald, London:
“From the days of Adam (Spartacus) Weishaupt, to those of Karl Marx to those of Trotsky, Bela Kun, Rosa Luxemburg and Emma Goldman. This worldwide conspiracy for the overthrow of civilization and for the reconstruction of society on the basis of arrested development, of envious malevolence and impossible equality, has been steadily growing. There is no need to exaggerate the part played in the creation of Bolshevism and in the actual bringing about of the Russian Revolution by these international, and for the most part, atheistic Jews. It is certainly a very great one: it probably outweighs all others. With the notable exception of Lenin, the majority of the leading figures are Jews. Moreover, the principal inspiration and driving power comes from the Jewish leaders."
That’s just to show you that the Jewish role in Bolshevism was a commonly known fact which was acknowledged even by people who weren’t necessarily enemies of the Jews.
Some Jews themselves, openly admitted the fact, like the Rabbi Harry Waton, who wrote in his book A program for the Jew and humanity:
“The communist soul is the soul of Judaism. Hence it follows that the triumph of communism in the Russian Revolution is the triumph of Judaism”.
Approximately 9 million deaths occurred just under Lenin alone from 1917-1924 due to the Civil War of 1918-1923, the resulting famines, and dissident massacres. One of the very first laws passed by the new communist regime of Lenin in 1917 was the "Anti-Semitism Act", making it a crime even to criticize Jews, punishable by death or time in a Siberian gulag.
Some people like Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Nobel Prize in Literature in 1970 place the total deaths under the Soviet regime at 66 million, from 1917 to 1957.
Professor Rudolph Rummel of the the University of Hawaii calculated that 61.9 million people were systematically murdered by the Soviet Union from 1917 to 1987.
Even Sever Plocker, Israeli journalist acknowledges predominant Jewish role among Bolsheviks, admits genocide is at least 20 million, by saying that “Turns out that Jews too, when they become captivated by messianic ideology, can become great murderers, among the greatest known by modern history."
I hope this was informative. There is surely a push to reduce the number of kills under communist regimes and to hide the way the Jews were involved in the whole mess and trust me, I’m not fond of commies.