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Stalin's Last Crime: The Plot against the Jewish Doctors, 1948-1953

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A new investigation, based on previously unseen KGB documents, reveals the startling truth behind Stalin's last great conspiracy.

On January 13, 1953, a stunned world learned that a vast conspiracy had been unmasked among Jewish doctors in the USSR to murder Kremlin leaders. Mass arrests quickly followed. The Doctors' Plot, as this alleged scheme came to be called, was Stalin's last crime.

In the fifty years since Stalin's death many myths have grown up about the Doctors' Plot. Did Stalin himself invent the conspiracy against the Jewish doctors or was it engineered by subordinates who wished to eliminate Kremlin rivals? Did Stalin intend a purge of all Jews from Moscow, Leningrad, and other major cities, which might lead to a Soviet Holocaust? How was this plot related to the cold war then dividing Europe, and the hot war in Korea? Finally, was the Doctors' Plot connected with Stalin's fortuitous death?

Brent and Naumov have explored an astounding arra of previously unknown, top-secret documents from the KGB, the presidential archives, and other state and party archives in order to probe the mechanism of on of Stalin's greatest intrigues — and to tell for the first time the incredible full story of the Doctors' Plot.

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A study based on KGB documents and classified archives discusses the conspiracy known as "The Doctor's Plot," exploring the theory that Stalin was responsible for its engineering as part of his intent to start a holocaust in the Soviet Union and contribute to the period's war activities. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780062013675
Subtitle:
The Plot against the Jewish Doctors, 1948-1953
Publisher:
HarperCollins
Author:
Brent, Jonathan
Author:
Jonathan Brent
Author:
Vladimir Naumov
Author:
Naumov, Vladimir
Subject:
Political
Subject:
Europe - Russia & the Former Soviet Union
Subject:
Russia-General Russian History
Subject:
Russia-Soviet Union
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20040217
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
416

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Biography » Political
History and Social Science » Russia » General Russian History
History and Social Science » World History » General

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"Synopsis" by , A study based on KGB documents and classified archives discusses the conspiracy known as "The Doctor's Plot," exploring the theory that Stalin was responsible for its engineering as part of his intent to start a holocaust in the Soviet Union and contribute to the period's war activities. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.
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