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Soviets Razed Churches, Spared Synagogues

January 4, 2014


A key article from 2007 unveils the true nature 

of the threat that imperils mankind. 

Could it be that Judaism is a really a secret society like Freemasonry 

where the members don't know the hidden agenda, 

which in fact is Communism?  

"Like the Nazis, the Bolsheviks had difficulty killing large numbers and disposing of the bodies. 

Schoonmaker reports that French Navy divers found fields of corpses anchored at the bottom of Odessa harbor."

By Henry Makow Ph.D. 

(from Feb. 9, 2007)

Last Fall, a reader sent a penetrating question: "When Bolshevism took over Russia, they tried to eliminate religion. Their stated philosophy was atheism and they closed Christian Churches and killed or imprisoned the clergy."

"However, did they also close Jewish synagogues and kill or imprison the rabbis? The answer to this question will explain many things about the early days of Communism and I hope you can provide the truth."

sat.jpgLast week I stumbled across the answer in a 1939 book, Democracy and Wold Dominion  by American historian Edwin Schoonmaker:

"Fifteen years after the Bolshevist Revolution was launched to carry out the Marxist program, the editor of the American Hebrew could write: 'According to such information that the writer could secure while in Russia a few weeks ago, not one Jewish synagogue has been torn down, as have hundreds--perhaps thousands of the Greek Catholic Churches...In Moscow and other large cities one can see Christian churches in the process of destruction...the Government needs the location for a large building," (American Hebrew, Nov. 18, 1932, p. 12) Apostate Jews, leading a revolution that was to destroy religion as the "opiate of the people" had somehow spared the synagogues of Russia." (p. 211) 

If the Communists hated God and religion so much, why didn't they destroy synagogues too?

Do Christianity and Judaism worship the same God? Or can a religion that claims an exclusive God be a religion? Could it be that Judaism is a really a secret society like Freemasonry where the members don't know the hidden agenda, which is in fact expressed by Communism?  Although many religious Jews were anti Communist, Schoonmaker's information suggests there may be an affinity between Cabala Judaism and  satanic Communism.

My working assumption is that the London-based Judeo Masonic banking cabal sponsored the Bolsheviks and is behind the NWO. Communism was part of a grand dialectical process by which "life in the United States ... can be comfortably merged with the Soviet Union," in the words of Ford Foundation President Rowan Gaither, to Congressional Investigator Norman Dodd in 1953.

If indeed Communism and Democracy are being "comfortably merged" under the pretext of the phoney "war on terror," then church destruction will be disturbing to Christians and all God fearing people, including ethnic Jews like myself. 


The decisive presence of Jews in Communist movements is well documented. What Jews don't realize is that satanic Communism is the source of anti Semitism. The pentagram is the symbol both of the occult and the Soviet Union.  Throughout history Christians have regarded Jews as agents of Satan. Some Jews may have deserved this reputation but all suffered as a consequence.

Secular Jews were duped by promises of "public ownership," "equality" and "social justice." Rejecting spiritual redemption, they embraced the devil's lure of a worldly utopia.  The same enticements now are used to enlist useful idiots for world government.

The NWO is about consolidating wealth and power in a very few hands. As Communist pioneer Christian Rakovski testified, the bankers created the Communist state as a "machine of total power" unprecedented in history. In the past, "there was always room for individual freedom. Do you understand that those who already partially rule over nations and worldly governments [i.e. central bankers] have pretensions to absolute domination? Understand that this is the only thing which they have not yet reached."

It is appalling that an ideology that represents Pure Evil, whose stated goal is to steal our property and destroy our love of family, God, nation, race and  freedom is not only accepted but enjoys prestige in our society. How far we have fallen! Communism attacks our very humanity. Of course, Communism travels under different names today-- New Age, human rights (for some), feminism, diversity, post-modernism, world government-- always presenting a happy face, the better to dupe.

The banker-owned mass media mutes the story of how Communists razed civilization in Russia and murdered over 25 million people. We must recall this sorry record before they do it again in America. Remember, the Illuminati-Communist credo is "the end justifies the means."

The Nazis did not invent cattle cars for human transport. Schoonmaker cites Eugene Lyons, a Communist dupe himself, who wrote about the expulsion of peasants: "Millions of peasant homes were destroyed, the occupants packed into cattle cars and dumped in the frozen north or parched Central Asia...I saw batches of the wretched men, women and children peering out of air holes in cattle cars like caged animals." (239)

Like the Nazis, the Bolsheviks had difficulty killing large numbers and disposing of the bodies. Schoonmaker reports that French Navy divers found fields of corpses anchored at the bottom of Odessa harbor: "The seabed [was] peopled with human bodies standing upright, which the swaying of the water...softly rocked as though they were monstrous algae, their hair on end bristling vertically and their arms raised to the surface...[these] submarine cemeteries [were the] last resting places of some of Russia's most high-minded sons and daughters." (235)

These atrocities took place in 1920, two years after Grigory Zinoviev, (i.e. Hirsch Apfelbaum) head of the Third International called for the extermination of the Russian bourgeoisie, ten million people!

Clearly the focus on Jew as innocent victim is designed to distract us from the image of Jew as oppressor. "History ..has recorded nothing so profoundly revolting as the nameless cruelties in which these human fiends often revelled" wrote E.J. Dillon.


With the same zeal that the Communists slaughtered the Bourgeoisie, Schoonmaker writes they "hunted down the clergy. Christian holidays were abolished... parents were forbidden from giving religious instruction to children...a League of the Godless was organized to mock out of existence every vestige of faith and reverence."

Law courts were reorganized. Justice was now defined by Bolshevik orthodoxy. Anti Semitism became a state crime. Science, art and education were all put to the Marxist standard and often ruthlessly suppressed. The Classics and even fairy tales disappeared from libraries and schools.

The institution of marriage was changed. You could obtain a divorce by merely sending your partner a card. They even considered the "public ownership of women" but demurred. In 1936, "emancipation" resulted in women making up: "26 percent of all workers in the metal and machine trades, 40% of woodworking and 24% of all Soviet coal miners..." (201)

Today in America, we can witness the steady decline of culture, education, religion, marriage, free speech, free press and objective truth. We can see attempts to increasingly control every aspect of our lives as the two systems are "comfortably merged."


Jewish commentators wring their hands trying to understand the "irrational" Gentile disease, "anti Semitism." They need look no further than to Communism and the bankers' attempt to highjack the human race from its natural course: family, nation, race and religion (God.)  

If Jews refused to be agents and dupes of the megalomanical banking cabal, if they had fought Communism along side their Christian neighbours, there would have been no anti Semitism. (Although many Jews were never Communists, there would never have been Communism without Jews.)

Jewish commentators need to ask where the diabolical spirit threatening humanity originates. They need to denounce it as both evil and alien to them.


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Comments for "Soviets Razed Churches, Spared Synagogues"

Babooska said (January 5, 2014):

I have to strongly disagree. My husband and I traveled to Lithuania last year and visited many places of worship, Islamic, Christian and Jewish. What we learned, talking to the priests, mullas and rabbis, was that the Soviets did not spare any of their establishments. They burned and destroyed the largest and oldest synagogue in Vilnius as well as another in Kaunas (which has been restored since).

Unfortunately, all three faiths are having a hard time reaching out to the younger generations, who were raised in "godlessness". It is my hope that they work together in bringing people back to spirituality, as they have a common task of monumental importance.

Mikey said (January 5, 2014):

Hey Henry,

Happy New Year ! ...says it all.

70 year old woman of Faith.....70 Years in ,..................SIBERIA !!!!

Keep up the good work

Joe A said (January 4, 2014):

"Jewish commentators need to ask where the diabolical spirit threatening humanity originates. They need to denounce it as both evil and alien to them."

I totally believe the above statement is what everyone needs to do. When individuals see something that they feel deep within is wrong, instead of just accepting it as "the way things are", they/we need to ask why? it might take a long time to get "unhypnotized", but eventually the answer always leads to the same conclusion: people are knowingly or not doing Satan's bidding. Once people see this it's easy to get free of it. I wish getting free was everyone's goal. I wish people wanted freedom like they wanted oxygen, a need rather than a want.

Wade said (January 4, 2014):

There is a very simple reason why the persecution of people of faith is, by and large, aimed
at born again Christians. True Christians are the ONLY people of any faith on earth whose
God is actually ALIVE.

Satan hates God The Father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit. Satan also hates all people who
are in relationship with the God who is ALIVE. All persecution of true Christians is satanically

This is the reason why the Christian churches were destroyed and the synagogues were untouched
in Russia. No relationship with God The Father is possible in this day and age except through His
Son Jesus Christ. The Jews have rejected this truth from the time of Christ's virgin birth to date.

There are, of course, many born again Jews who have put their trust in Jesus Christ. They will not be disappointed on the day of judgement.

JG said (January 4, 2014):

The comments from this well read essay on Communism are some of the most revealing and constructive I've ever read on this subject and I thank these people for it.
Where did this plan for the Communist takeover of Russia and Eastern Europe originate?

None other than the capital of Marxist America, New York City.

The "Mensheviks", numbering around 300 apostatized Jews, meet in the lower east side of Manhattan's "Hell's Kitchen" and contrived this satanic plan which was funded by Jacob Schiff via Chase Bank.
This whole plan would not have been successful had it not been for Organized Jewry's most "useful and duped idiot", America.

Roman said (January 4, 2014):

Could Jews gain so much power if ot was not given to them? Since they rejected their God and messiah and chose mammon(materialism) and Satan they became the chosen people to bring about the end times. Socialists and materialistic, Talmudic Jews want to be gods so they must destroy truth, innocence, God's natural order, patriarchy and faith.

Jean in Hungary said (February 12, 2007):

Why weren't the synagogues destroyed in 1932? Not simple at all. The key word is probably "Talmud". Which is a holy book for those who believe in the mass murderer and racist god invented 2500 years ago by the crackpot Levite priests. Which is the agenda of the ethnic supremacy for some of those Jews who are atheists and who probably counted in their ranks at that time most of the Soviet bolshevic revolutionary cadres. Amongst the latter were those who slaughtered the Russian Czar, his wife, daughters and son in 1918.

One of the funding legends (Daniel 5:25-27) of the Talmudic racist/supremacist creed is that the Babylonian king Belshazzar (who probably never existed) saw these mysterious words in a dream: "Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin" and, the same night, was slained while the Persian conqueror entered. Before the king was slained, Daniel, his "Jewish" dream interpreter, told him that these words meant "God hath numbered thy kingdom, and finished it; thou art weighed in the balance and found wanting; thy kingdom is divided and given to the Medes and Persians". The talmudist morale of the story is that Jehovah, as an exclusive divine protector, slains all who oppose the wild run of its "Chosen People". "Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin": these were the same words scrawled on a blood-bespattered wall by those who slaughtered the Russian Czar family.

Erol in Turkey said (February 11, 2007):

Probably the most infamous Jew was Genrikh Yagoda, who is being held responsible for the death of at least 10 million people. He was the head of GPU, which he later converted to NKVD (KGB). He is considered to be the architect of the Gulag system as well as the Ukrainian famine.

The Congressional Investigator (Norman Dodd) you mention in your article was highly unpopular among central bankers when he was young. After being fired for asking questions he shouldn't ask, Mr. Dodd was not able to find a job in ANY bank. Here's his interview that was shot in 1982 : . Here's the transcript of the interview :

I believe Judaism, Christianity, Islam are all creations of the Cryptos (Freemasons). Moses, Christ and Mohammed were Freemasons. The holy books and the lives of the prophets are full of traces of the Freemasons.

Cliff Shack said (February 11, 2007):

You give the "Communists" too much credit. They don't call their own shots. Remember they are merely a tool of a more powerful group. Why weren't the synagogues destroyed in 1932? Simple. The Jews, together with their synagogues weren't slated for destruction until ten years later. The Big Boys are very organized as you know and operate according to timetables. 1932 wasn't the time for the Jews as history has proven out.

As far as Judaism being a religion. Is Christianity a religion? Islam? Where did they come from? From what womb? Calves come from cows. Horses from mares. Freemasonry was patterned after the international brotherhood that is Judaism. Are there secrets within Judaism. You betcha. Like all religions with a mystical core. Open secrets. Open to anyone who cared to investigate. I believe that Judaism is misunderstood by Jew and non-Jew alike. So I can't blame your confusion. At least you are questioning.

Thanks for this Cliff,

I define religion as a discipline intended to join an individual with the will of God, which I define as a universal creative spirit of Love (which includes absolute truth goodness and justice.) It is non exclusive. I imagine Christ and Mohammed and Moses are true religious teachers, but probably Talmudic rabbis are not.

Paul said (February 11, 2007):

Father Alexiy Uminskiy, presenter:The Orthodox Encyclopaedia.

"In 1918, on the initiative of Lev Trotsky, a memorial to Judas Iscariot was constructed here. Trotsky came to be present at the opening of the statue, and before his arrival, the deputy of the monastery, Bishop Ambrose, was hastily shot.

Hegumen Cyril: - The original idea was to build a memorial to Satan, but as Bolsheviks insisted that he was a myth, together with God, this memorial could be an indirect acknowledgement of God's existence. So they decided to commemorate a historical figure, Judas, as the "first revolutionary".

The eye-witnesses say that the monstrous statue presented a man with a face distorted by rage and a clenched fist directed at the sky. But this masterpiece of anti-clerical propaganda did not last long: it disappeared after only a fortnight".

Mirek said (February 10, 2007):

As someone who grew up in Communist Czechoslovakia, I can attest to your
article. Many religions were banned in the fifties and christians were persecuted.

My grandpa, who was a protestant minister was harrased and threatened in many ways. One night the secret police came and forcibly moved him
and his entire family to another town, so that he stops organizing his congregation in the underground. I was ridiculed in school by my
teachers in the early eighties for my religious associations.

Another point that will make sense to someone who lived through communism is that the propaganda and brainwashing going on in the school and army was so similar to the character of Talmud. They told us whom to hate, whom to fear whom not to associate with and so on. People who didn't hold a job for example were called the "Parasites of the Socialistic Society". It was like a religion. It was christianity hostile. As we found out later on,( after secret police archives were opened to public in the 90'), churches were infiltrated by secret police even on the level of clergy.

But one has to take into account that when
one wants power, he has to take it from someone else. In Russia in the time of the revolution, power was with the aristocracy, church and the
burgoisie. Christianity never was and never will be behind any power. True christians don't seek power, because they know the real power and
they don't lie to themselves about their dependency on their Father.

Churches, whether Talmudic Judaism, Catholicism, Greek Ortodox or Protestant always seek power, because they are institutions allien to
God's loving and merciful character. Any institution and that includes
Masons, Illuminati or any other organized group with an unfriendly agenda cannot be countered with yet another institution.

Michel said (February 10, 2007):

I visited Soviet Union during communist era : there were 18 cathedrals in Moscow ... One cathedral had been destroyed and a swimming pool built on the place. The swimming pool was destroyed and the cathedral rebuilt in 1992 ...

In Warsaw all churches and cathedrals were levelled of by the german army in 1944 ...
On all the belts of the german soldiers was written "gott mit uns" ( "god goes with us")

And in Irak today shiites kill sunnites and vice-versa, all good "muslim god-worshipers" ... and are killed by good GIs "christian god worshipers" who worship god in behaving as they do Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo prisons !!!

Anthony in Australia said (February 10, 2007):

Chief Rabbi of the United States, the late Steven S. Wise, often referred to as "the Red
Rabbi," stated, "Some call it Marxism - I call it Judaism" (The American Bulletin, May 15,

Henry Makow received his Ph.D. in English Literature from the University of Toronto in 1982. He welcomes your comments at