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TCHE-KA the Story of the Bolshevist Extraordinary Commission

TCHE-KA the Story of the Bolshevist Extraordinary Commission

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I
DO not know what tiie CDniniissions weiv liko in large
cities, in hotli capitals, and \arions out-of-the-way phu-es,
where loi-al
"" [)oliticians. " contrary to coniinon sense ami
existing (iovernnient decrees, estahlished their own private
Tchre/.vychaikas."" Still. I am aware that those kx-al
chambers of torture serveil to st-ttle i)etty personal grievances,
to satisfy the lust of revenge and the cnielty of sundry
oiiuentitirs with disa|>|M)inte(l anihitions. and . . . hlood,
iiuuian blood, flowed freely I
Here I will describe only my own im|>ressions and reminiscences
of the Odessa Connnission, in the cells of whispent fouT- (hvary \veel(jiily escaped by some mii'aBeft)re submitting to the ivadtM- a tinthtid diaiy ol this
past nightmare, I shall try to give a short descrifjtion of
the part played by these Ivxtraordinary Commissions in the
Soviet Administration
.
In the North the " Tchrezvych;iikas " were established
a>> Sjjecial Investigation Commissions, combining the functions
of ordinarv Assizes with those of !\rilitary Com-fs-
^^artial.
I
DO not know what tiie CDniniissions weiv liko in large
cities, in hotli capitals, and \arions out-of-the-way phu-es,
where loi-al
"" [)oliticians. " contrary to coniinon sense ami
existing (iovernnient decrees, estahlished their own private
Tchre/.vychaikas."" Still. I am aware that those kx-al
chambers of torture serveil to st-ttle i)etty personal grievances,
to satisfy the lust of revenge and the cnielty of sundry
oiiuentitirs with disa|>|M)inte(l anihitions. and . . . hlood,
iiuuian blood, flowed freely I
Here I will describe only my own im|>ressions and reminiscences
of the Odessa Connnission, in the cells of whispent fouT- (hvary \veel(jiily escaped by some mii'aBeft)re submitting to the ivadtM- a tinthtid diaiy ol this
past nightmare, I shall try to give a short descrifjtion of
the part played by these Ivxtraordinary Commissions in the
Soviet Administration
.
In the North the " Tchrezvych;iikas " were established
a>> Sjjecial Investigation Commissions, combining the functions
of ordinarv Assizes with those of !\rilitary Com-fs-
^^artial.

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