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Trotzky, Zinovieff, Radek and Kameneff Expelled from Communist Party

(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

Leon Trotzky, Gregory Zinovieff, Leo Kameneff, Karl Radek, whose leading role in the Communist party long served as an argument for anti-Semites seeking to identify Jewry as a whole with the Communist movement, were expelled from the party by the Central Communist Committee.

It was the original intention of the Central Committee to lay the question of expulsion before the Communist Congress which convenes Dec. 15, but the Committee declared that the Oppositionists had precipitated matters by organizing counter demonstrations, as well as illegal meetings, and taking possession of the meeting halls by force.

The Central Committee also expelled today seventy-six adherents of the rank and file of the Opposition. They were charged with organizing a series of underground opposition meetings addressed by M. Trotzky, M. Kameneff and Christian Rakovsky, the former Soviet Ambassador to France.