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Sylvia Ageloff

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Trotsky

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The NKVD chose Sylvia Ageloff, a Brooklyn social worker, Trotskyite, and confidante of Trotsky himself.
It was assumed that Ageloff would be attending a secret conference of Trotsky's Fourth International (about which the NKVD had been tipped off) in France in the summer of 1938. The NKVD used Ruby Weil, a wavering Trotskyite and acquaintance of Ageloff, to travel to Europe with Ageloff and set her up with Mercader via an agent by the name of Gertrude.....


www.soviet-empire.com

The NKVD chose Sylvia Ageloff, a Brooklyn social worker, Trotskyite, and confidante of Trotsky himself.It was assumed that Ageloff would be attending a secret conference of Trotsky's Fourth International (about which the NKVD had been tipped off) in France in the summer of 1938.The NKVD used Ruby Weil, a wavering Trotskyite and acquaintance of Ageloff, to travel to Europe with Ageloff and set her up with Mercader via an agent by the name of Gertrude. "Mornard" swept Ageloff off her feet almost immediately.Ageloff had no idea that her beloved "Mornard" was actually a Stalinist ideologue and NKVD assassin working towards a single goal.Blinded by love, Ageloff swallowed his absurd stories.In February of 1939, "Mornard" told Ageloff that he had accepted a position in New York as a corespondent for a Belgian newspaper.Ageloff was to leave for New York and "Mornard" would follow in some weeks. In January, Ageloff arrived in Mexico.They took up residence in a hotel."Jacson" told Ageloff that he had an office in Mexico City, but when Ageloff attempted to find it, she discovered the address did not exist.Ageloff was suspicious and asked a friend to check out the new address.While "Jacson" was "working," Ageloff would frequently make visits to Trotsky's fortified villa in the suburb of Coyoacan.Ageloff did recall, though, that during her first months with him in Mexico, "Jacson" did begin to show more of an interest in politics, particularly those of the Trotskyites.Though "Jacson" did not accompany Ageloff to the Trotsky villa, the couple did develop a friendship with Alfred and Marguerite Rosmer, the french couple who escorted Trotsky's orphaned grandson to Mexico after the murder of Trotsky's son, Lev Sedov, in 1938.The Rosmers were living with the Trotsky's at the villa in Coyoacan and often engaged in social activities with Ageloff and "Jacson." When "Jacson" and Ageloff would pick up the Rosmers at Coyoacan, Ageloff would not allow, "Jacson" to enter the compound, citing her caution regarding the founder of the Fourth International. In March, Ageloff returned to New York, probably to transport documents for Trotsky.On August 10, "Jacson" and Ageloff had tea with the Trotsky's.


The Art of the Communist Museum: The Leon Trotsky House in Coyoacán | Public Books

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Trotsky's study is the key attraction of the Trotsky museum, for it was there that Trotsky finally met his end, killed with an ice ax by Ramón Mercader, a Spanish Communist and Stalinist agent who seduced Trotsky's secretary, Sylvia Ageloff, in order to get closer to his target.
This was the second assassination attempt on Trotsky at his home.


chapala.com

Mercator had been planning his attack for some time, having befriended Sylvia Ageloff, a close associate of Trotsky, while studying at France's Sorbonne in 1938.


The Oxonian Review » The Dustbunnies of History

www.oxonianreview.org [cached]

Patenaude describes how the NKVD recruited Mercader during the Spanish Civil War and planned for him to infiltrate Trotsky's circle by romancing Sylvia Ageloff, a Brooklyn social worker who had become involved in the American Trotskyist movement.
Using Ageloff as a conduit, Mercader ingratiated himself to the members of Trotsky's domestic staff in Mexico and eventually met his target.


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