Which of the "Chosen Ones" Am I? #1

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I was born in Kubany, near Kiev, Ukraine, in 1893. In 1911, as a young shoemaker, I involved myself in the Jewish Bolshevik wing of the Russian Social Democratic Worker’s Party. In 1918, I acted as Commissar of the Bolshevik Red Army. In 1920, I helped consolidate Soviet rule in Turkestan. My success there brought me to the attention of “Uncle Joe” Stalin who then put me in charge of supervising the activities of local party organizations, and later, in 1924, of party patronage. While the head of party patronage, I helped Stalin defeat his political rivals and, because I was an effective organizer and administrator, I rose quickly in the  Worker’s Party. By 1930, at the age of 37, I was a full member of the Politiburo.

Starting in the 1920s, I pushed heavily for the collectivization of Russian and Ukrainian farms. In the early 1930s, I played a major role in the war the  Kremlin launched against small Christian landowners known as kulaks to undermine the nationalistic pride of the Ukrainian people. I was instrumental in implementing the 1932-33 Holodomar Genocide, or death by hunger. I personally oversaw confiscation of Ukrainian farmer’s homes, livestock, wheat crops and valuable possessions. I imposed heavy grain taxes, deliberately starving Ukrainian families to death. Those who resisted I had shot to death or deported to regions in Siberia. I had entire families who tried to hide grain resources murdered.  It is estimated that about 25,000 Ukrainians died every day and more than 10 million Christian Ukrainians died as a result of my actions of violent executions, deportations and starvation.

I died in July of 1991.

On January 13, 2010, the Kiev Appellate Court posthumously found me guilty of genocide against Ukrainians.

Which of the "Chosen Ones" Am I?

 

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