Jahrestag

August 19th 1936 - Moscow show trials

 

On August 19th 1936: The first of three large show trials begins at the House of Trade Unions in Moscow. Communist Party leader Joseph Stalin lets unpopular opponents be publicly convicted. The well-known Communists - among them are some of Lenins companions – are accused amongst other things of participating in conspiracies against party leader Josef Stalin espionage and sabotage. Immediately in very first trial all 16 of the defendants are sentenced to death. Overall only 5 of the accused escape a death sentence. The show-trials are a prelude to massive terror campaign of the state security service the NKVD. During the years 1936 to 1938 alone two million people are arrested. More than a million will be banished to camps mainly in Siberia. 800000 people are sentenced to death and executed.

Länge: 00:01:05 | O-Ton: nein | Farbe: s/w | Jahr: 1936 | Clip-ID: JHT000161E

 

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