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Sentenced To Death In Stalin's Great Purge

No one knows for sure how many people were murdered during Stalin's Great Purge, but estimates put the figure at more than 1 million. During the peak period of 1937-38, Stalin's secret police executed more than 1,000 people per day, most with a shot to the back of the head. These photos show some of the victims in their last weeks or days. The original photographs were saved in FSB and GARK archives. Copies were provided by the international association Memorial in Moscow and were taken from "The Great Terror in the USSR 1937-1938" by Tomasz Kizny, in cooperation with Dominique Roynette, Les Editions Noir sur Blanc, Lausanne 2013. (8 PHOTOS)

Nikolai Vasiliyevich Abramov: Russian; born in 1890 in Lukerino village, Moscow Oblast; primary education; no party affiliation; collective farm foreman; lived in Lukerino. Arrested on October 5, 1937. Sentenced to death on October 17, 1937. Executed on October 21, 1937.
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Nikolai Vasiliyevich Abramov: Russian; born in 1890 in Lukerino village, Moscow Oblast; primary education; no party affiliation; collective farm foreman; lived in Lukerino. Arrested on October 5, 1937. Sentenced to death on October 17, 1937. Executed on October 21, 1937.

Aleksandra Ivanovna Chubar: Armenian; born 1903 in Artemivsk, Donetsk Oblast, Ukraine; higher education; no party affiliation; consultant in the People’s Commissariat of Light Industry; lived in Moscow, Dom Sovietov 1, Apt. 227. Arrested on July 4, 1938. Sentenced to death and executed on August 28, 1938.
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Aleksandra Ivanovna Chubar: Armenian; born 1903 in Artemivsk, Donetsk Oblast, Ukraine; higher education; no party affiliation; consultant in the People’s Commissariat of Light Industry; lived in Moscow, Dom Sovietov 1, Apt. 227. Arrested on July 4, 1938. Sentenced to death and executed on August 28, 1938.

Aleksei Zheltikov: Russian, born 1890, locksmith at the Moscow Metro workshops. Shot on November 1, 1937.
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Aleksei Zheltikov: Russian, born 1890, locksmith at the Moscow Metro workshops. Shot on November 1, 1937.

Boris Nikolayevich Rozenfeld: Russian Jew; born 1908 in St. Petersburg; higher education; no party affiliation; engineer of the Mosenergo company; lived in Moscow, Malaya Nikitinskaya Street 16/105. Arrested on January 31, 1935. Sentenced to five years’ imprisonment. Prisoner of Byelomoro-Baltisky complex of camps in Karelia. Transported from the camp to Moscow on April 12, 1937. Sentenced to death and executed on July 13, 1937. Rehabilitated in 1990.
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Boris Nikolayevich Rozenfeld: Russian Jew; born 1908 in St. Petersburg; higher education; no party affiliation; engineer of the Mosenergo company; lived in Moscow, Malaya Nikitinskaya Street 16/105. Arrested on January 31, 1935. Sentenced to five years’ imprisonment. Prisoner of Byelomoro-Baltisky complex of camps in Karelia. Transported from the camp to Moscow on April 12, 1937. Sentenced to death and executed on July 13, 1937. Rehabilitated in 1990.

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