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The attack was followed by a purge from the Party of
There was no massive violence. The next few months focused on the great
preparations for the new Constitution, based on the concept of socialist
, pp. 95, 111-112, 115--116.
Only sixteen months later, in June 1936, the
dossier was re-opened
with the discovery of new information. It turned out that in October 1932,
a secret organization, including
had been formed.
The police had proof that
had sent, early in 1932,
clandestine letters to
and others to incite
them to more energetic actions against Stalin.
found traces to these
, p. 119; p. 245, n. 20.
In October 1932, the former
in Berlin. They discussed a proposal by
to create a
United Opposition Block, including
insisted on `anonynimity and clandestinity'. Soon after,
wrote to his father that the Bloc was officially created and that the
group was being courted.
, pp. 119--120.
Bulletin published, using pseudonyms,
Hence, the leadership of the Party had irrefutable proof that a plot
existed to overthrow the Bolshevik leadership and to put into power a gang
of opportunists walking in step with the old exploiting classes.
The existence of this plot was a major alarming sign.
Fri Aug 25 09:03:42 PDT 1995