COMMUNISTS: Prologue to Terror

Suddenly all the pieces—the denunciation in Sofia, the excommunication in Budapest, the snap of the neckbone in Prague—fell into pattern. Across the Communist Empire, a great purge was on.

It had come into the open first in the suburbs—Rumania, Bulgaria, Hungary, Poland, Czechoslovakia, East Germany. Now it reached to the center, the Kremlin itself. From Moscow came an accusation of the kind that heretofore has proved a prologue to mass murder and terror: the Kremlin had uncovered a "plot" which has already brought death to two members of the Politburo and threatened...

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