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When Stalin rounded up Moscow’s doctors

Jan 9, 2019 by

Photo of Yakov Rapoport

In 1953 the Soviet dictator, Joseph Stalin, arrested the best doctors in Moscow and accused them of plotting to kill senior Communist officials. Several hundred doctors were imprisoned and tortured, many of them died in detention. Professor Yakov Rapoport was among the few survivors of what was known as the ‘Doctors’ Plot’. His daughter Natasha remembers her family’s ordeal.

Witness: The stories of our times told by the people who were there.

Source: When Stalin rounded up Moscow’s doctors – BBC News

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