Genesis 12: 1 Now the Lord said to Abram, “Go forth from your country, And from your relatives And from your father’s house, To the land which I will show you; 2 And I will make you a great nation, And I will bless you, And make your name great; And so you shall be a blessing; 3 And I will bless those who bless you, And the one who curses you I will curse. And in you all the families of the earth will be blessed.”
Esther 3:13 Letters were sent by couriers to all the king’s provinces to destroy, to kill and to annihilate all the Jews, both young and old, women and children, in one day, the thirteenth day of the twelfth month, which is the month Adar, and to seize their possessions as plunder. God used Esther to save the Jews from this destruction in 473 BC.
2400 years after the events in the book of Esther had transpired, an amazing twentieth century replay was enacted in Russia:
On March 1, 1953—a bare eight years after the holocaust that took the lives of six million Jews—Josef Stalin unveiled a proposal to liquidate the Jews of the Soviet Union—another three million. The proposal was due to go into effect on March 9, but it never did, for after Stalin presented it he died from a stroke.
The amazing story, often rumored, has been officially confirmed by a non-Jewish Soviet librarian, Ludmila Lufanov who worked for years in top-secret Soviet archives in Moscow. She managed relatively recently to leave the USSR and now lives in the United States. A short while ago, in a Soviet Russian language journal, she told the incredible story and a copy reached the Jewish Press in Jerusalem.
Stalin a paranoid Jew-hater, had liquidated thousands of Jews in the 1930s, including many who had been his most loyal and trusted comrades from the beginning of the Bolshevik movement. He liquidated not only the infamous Jewish community party section—Yevesektzia—which did more to wipe out Judaism and Jewish culture than anyone else, but also exterminated the heads of the Yevesektzia. After the war, which interrupted his plans for the Jews, Stalin was infuriated at the reception given to Israel’s first ambassador to Moscow, Golda Meir, by Soviet Jews. He moved ruthlessly.
Jewish poets, writers, and artists were liquidated (most of whom had been loyal communists who had never complained when Stalin liquidated religious and Zionist Jews). He demanded that the satellite states do the same and the world was stunned to see Czechoslovak Community Party boss–Slansky—a loyal Stalinist, and a number of other top Jews, tried on charges of “cosmopolitanism” and “treason‘ and hanged. But it was the infamous “doctor’s plot” that was to mark the climactic moment of Jewish genocide.
In 1953 Stalin suddenly announced that a “plot” had been discovered to kill him. It was a devious and clever one, planned by doctors—all of whom happened to be Jewish. The controlled press gave the “plotters” and the “plot” non-stop first-page treatment. Denunciations from puppet Communists came in from all over the Soviet Union. It was clear that the key word here was “Jewish” or the code names “Cosmopolitanism” and “Zionism.” Stalin decided that the hanging of the doctors would serve as a pretext for mass rioting on the part of Soviet masses that would last three days and would eliminate two thirds of the three million Soviet Jews. The rest would be sent to Siberia to concentration camps where they would also die.
On March 1, 1953, at 12 noon, Stalin called a meeting of the Politburo in the Kremlin and read to the Soviet leaders his plan for the extermination of the Jews. According to the secret transcript, he said:
“The murderers in the white jackets have admitted their guilt. On the ninth of March they will be hanged in Red Square before all to see, but not even this punishment will satisfy our people. . . The masses’ anger will not be satisfied and there will be three days when we will be unable to stem the righteous wrath of the people who will pour out their fury on the Jewish heads.”
Stalin concluded by saying that after three days, the heads of the Jewish community will admit in writing their collective guilt against the Russian people and will plead with the government to save them from total annihilation.
“After receiving this request to intervene, the government will not be able to remain aloof, and in order to separate the racist Jews from the Russian people, the Jews will be placed on special railroad cars and sent to the Far North and the Siberian plains. However, only a third of the passengers on the special trains will arrive at their destinations. The other two-thirds will fall victim to the anger of the masses at every stop along the way.”
According to the librarian, when Stalin finished reading the proposal there was dead silence in the room. Stalin, furious, cursed his cabinet minister and walked out, slamming the door.
After outlining the plans for the March 9th beginning of the extermination of the three million Jews—On March 2nd Stalin had a stroke. He died on March 5th and the beginning of the extermination of the Jews was replaced by Stalin’s funeral on March 9th.
March 1, 1953 was the Jewish Festival of Purim. Purim has been celebrated annually since 453 BC when the Jews were delivered from destruction from Haman as recorded in Esther.
For the source for this event from “Willmington’s GUIDE to the BIBLE” go to this link http://books.google.com/books?id=NeCN2cVnONYC&pg=PA253&lpg=PA253&dq=Ludmila+Lufanov&source=bl&ots=WZHUjnU_jD&sig=SORKw4tGQmLvnh3gDgQvDaEKDbc&hl=en&sa=X&ei=PsWFVOrwMoufgwSsqICoCA&ved=0CCEQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=Ludmila%20Lufanov&f=false This article was modified slightly by Henry Luke December 8, 2014
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Henry Luke December 5, 2014