This day in Jewish history / U.K. reels from 'Communist conspiracy'
The so-called Zinoviev letter, in which a Bolshevik leader supposedly urged the British Communist Party to continue its subversive work, was published by a pro-Conservative newspaper four days ahead of a general election that led to the defeat of the country's first ever Labor government.
On October 25, 1924, the so-called Zinoviev Letter was published in the United Kingdom, which was then in the midst of a snap general election campaign. The letter, which was purportedly signed by Grigory Zinoviev, the head of the Moscow-based executive committee of the Communist International, and a Jew, was addressed to the British Communist Party. It urged the party to continue its subversive work in the...
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