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Aaron Mahnke's Cabinet of Curiosities
Life Is Not a Game: The Story of Ossip Bernstein
"Life is not a game sure there are winners and losers but the stakes are far higher than we might realize. Just ask us at bernstein. Bernstein was born in the ukraine in eighteen. Eighty two back when his hometown was part of the russian empire in nineteen o six. He received his doctorate in law from heidelberg university and became a practicing financial lawyer shortly after that bernstein saw great success in his legal career. Earning a comfortable living for himself and his family unfortunately as he would come to learn several times in his life considerable gains were often followed by immense losses. But it wasn't his fault. He wasn't the gambler and he didn't play the stock market. Although he did enjoy the final game chess to be specific he picked it up in law school and found that he had a talent for it one year after he started playing. He was entering competitions all over europe june of nineteen ninety-two his win at the general chess federation of berlin earned him a master title kicking off a spree of tournaments with varying results. Sometimes he placed first or second other times he tied for third or fourth yet. The more he played the more of a reputation he built for himself and he was also outspoken against certain players. Such as jose coppa blanca. Who beat him several times over the years but there was something fascinating about this up and coming wonderkid chess champions and enthusiasts alike spoke highly of him and his name appeared on high profile lists although not always in a good way the bolshevik revolution of nineteen seventeen brought a lot of turmoil to russia with lenin's red army overthrowing the government and setting up its own capitalists and their enablers were rounded up for contributing to the plight of the workers and among them was awesome bernstein. Us wasn't a banker but as a financial lawyer certainly helped them get richer oftentimes on the backs of the most vulnerable. He was practicing in odessa ukraine when he was arrested by the bolshevik secret police in nineteen eighteen.
"bolshevik secret police" Discussed on Historically Thinking
"A party bruce lockhart who had just arrived on his mission from england and they soon fell madly and passionately in love. Now the action takes place in both petrograd and moscow or patriot. I should. I should say for explanatory purposes Us what they had changed name saint petersburg to saint petersburg leningrad petrograd simply So the actions taking place in both petrograd and moscow with our people located lock in petrograd or moscow. During this time were both both the they started out in petrograd. But as the germans began to invade russia the bolsheviks moved there Offices and really therefore the capital of russia from petrograd to moscow and lockhart accompanied them now. Crony remained in petrograd. Because of course that That support and crummy was the naval. Attache mora Lived in petrograd. But she would come and often visit lockhart in moscow ransom by the way also moved to moscow because obviously he was trying to cover what the bolsheviks were doing and they were all now in moscow to bolsheviks a assuming that listeners know who trotsky and stalin although he doesn't show up much Who was felix dzerzhinsky. Alex kinski was the head of the chica- ichikawa was the russian secret police. The bolshevik secret police founded at the end of night Yes at the end of nineteen seventeen felix dzerzhinsky had been active in the revolutionary movements against the czar and he was Nobody worked harder or or more selflessly than felix dzerzhinsky and nobody suffered more for it than felix dzerzhinsky he would be caught and he would be imprisoned and he would be tortured and then he would escape and he escaped from siberia many. I don't know. I i lost track but i would say at least three times. Maybe four times. He got out of siberia each time than the previous time. They did finally catch him and really an and put leg irons on him and kept him in prison nearly killed him. They beat him so badly. For example that They they mangled his mouth and he could never the muscles never healed. He could properly and he could never smile. This was a man who couldn't smile lennon. Put him in charge of the secret. Police which was called the chica- it was like putting the fox in charge of the henhouse. The man who knew more about conspiracies and about Plotting against a regime now is in charge of ferreting out people who were doing that against the bolshevik regime and nobody was better at it than felix dzerzhinsky and they called him iron felix dzerzhinsky. Because he was. It was as if he was made of iron. I seem to recall a story that he would have his very simple Clothing tailored so that his wrists were visible to all his comrades and they can see that there are scars on his wrist from where they the manacles had been kept got. I never saw. I didn't know that he was he was not. He was sure to let everybody else know that he had suffered more for the cause than.