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Terror in the final years 1949-1953




What Happened Why?

Purging the Purge of top army ranks/intelligence areas Blamed for not warning Stalin
`Red Army' about Germany (Stalin hadn't
Fed 1937-Nov1938: 39,000 officers & 3,000 listened to previous advice)
naval officers executed
Russia were suffering heavy
Generals who performed badly, shot…

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Terror in the final years 1949-1953



Purge of the 1945: 12% senior Gov, managers were Jewish Stalin was concerned with those
Jews who had contact with the
By 1951: 4% Jewish outside world.
Jews had more legality to other

Jews than to Russia
All Jews in sensitive areas (e.g. diplomacy…

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