A dramatic, accurate and complete account of the murder of Russia’s Imperial Family by the Communists in 1918 at the height of the Russian Civil War which followed the Bolshevik seizure of power.
Written by the London Times’ correspondent in Russia, this book was told not only the true story of how the Bolsheviks had come to power, but who was behind the phenomenon: an international clique of extreme Communist Jews.
Wilton detailed the cold-blooded murder of the last Tsar, his wife, four daughters, son, physician, three servants and little pet dog by the Soviet secret police in Ekaterinberg, Siberia, under the leadership of local Jewish Communist Yakov Yurovsky, and then goes on to list the Jewish origin of 17 among 22 members of the Council of People’s Commissars, of 23 among the 36-member Cheka (secret police), and 41 among the 62-member Soviet Central Executive Committee.
Wilton’s insistence that the assassination order to murder Russia’s imperial family was telegraphed to Yurovsky by the Jewish Communist Yankel Sverdlov—the “Red Tsar” who then wielded at least as much power as Lenin—helps explain why this book was hounded off the shelves of bookstores and libraries in the West.
“…the Red world. Most of them are still unknown outside the ranks of professional revolutionaries. A goodly proportion of the hundred Jews who came out of Germany with Lenin, and the hundreds who came from Chicago, deserve to be included in this gallery, for they undoubtedly held Russia under their sway.”
Part I—The Narrative
II The Stage And The Actors
III No Escape: Alexandra Misjudged
IV Rasputin the Peasant
V ‘The Tsar is Innocent’
VI Exile in Siberia
VII Moscow and Berlin
VIII Via Crucis
IX Without Trace
XI ‘Murder will Out’
XII All the Romanovs
XIII The Jackals
XIV By Order of the Tsik
XV The Red Kaiser
Part II—The Deposition of the Eye-Witnesses
The Story of the Published Documents
The Depositions of Colonel Kobylinsky
The Deposition of M. Gillard
The Deposition of Mr. Gibbes
The Examination of Anatoly Yakimov
The Examination of Pavel Medvedev
The Examination of Philip Proskuriakov
About the author: Robert Archibald Wilton (1868–1925) was a British journalist who worked for the New York Herald in Europe, corresponding on both Russian and German affairs. A fluent Russian-speaker—his father had worked in that country—Wilton served as part of a British contingent with the Russian army during the First World War, and was awarded the Cross of St George. At the same time, he took up an appointment as the Times of London’s correspondent in St. Petersburg. As such, he became the Anglo-Saxon speaking world’s best-known correspondent from Russia during the last years of the Tsarist regime and the Bolshevist Revolution. After the Revolution Wilton escaped from Russia and took up his former employment with the New York Herald. He died from cancer at the Hertford British Hospital in Paris, after authoring two books detailing his experiences in Russia: Russia’s Agony (1918) and The Last Days of the Romanovs (1920).