In Stalin’s Great Terror, Even The Deaf, Mute Could Be ‘Fascist Terrorist Saboteurs’

ST. PETERSBURG — At the Levashovo mass grave site outside Russia’s northern capital, there are nearly two dozen separate memorials for various groups of victims of dictator Josef Stalin’s Great Terror — Assyrians, Belarusians, Jews, Italians, Lithuanians, Germans, and so on. Each one represents a small chapter in a historical crime that saw between 650,000 and 1.4 million people executed and millions of others imprisoned, deported, displaced, or orphaned.

One of the Levashovo stones features two hands reaching up from a prison cell toward the light, with the words: “To the eternal memory of the deaf-mute victims of political repression — 1937.”

  • Drunk by Noon ✓

    It’s called “the great terror” for a reason.
    Cat Man, you really need to check out Robert Conquest’s book on this.

    His other book “Reflections on a Ravaged Century” is a great spotlight on how our modern P.C. movement and SJWs are mentally glued together. Both books are invaluable.

  • simus1

    A strange old book called

    “The Conspirators” by “Geoffrey Bailey” (Prince Vasilyichkov)

    put forth a theory that the original paperwork disclosing the plot for Stalin’s overthrow was a massive forgery put into play by a Nazi secret agency. The implication was Stalin launched the “Great Terror” for his own reasons using the planted material as an excuse if ever one was needed. At first nothing credible turned up from the abused suspects as was expected but then something happened.

  • Hard Little Machine

    Evegina Ginzburg; ‘Into the Whirlwind’ a great first person inside narrative of that. See also Martin Amis; ‘Koba the Dread’.

  • vwVwwVwv

    It was like that.: Stalin feared to be overthrown or murdered.
    Stalin asked his guys to find the enemy’s.
    It was not healthy to have a different opinion than Stalin.
    Groups of tree man where sent out to find and kill the enemy’s.
    The troikas (Russ groups of 3) have been police, judge and executors in 1.
    Each of the troikas, political aparatshiks eager to please Moscow,
    Delivered successful reports of arrested and executed
    enemy’s of the people, most of them innocent
    people just for the numbre and asked for more licenses to execute “enemy’s”
    in fear to come short in numbers and anger the BOSS, who got
    massages of thousands of ursupators planing to kill him
    each day, the system was self feeding.

    The Period is known as the Yeshowtzina because the system was commanded by
    Nicolas Yeshow who in the end, as the Sovjets realized that killing 1000
    People a day left them without political leaders in lower rancs
    Blamed Yeschow for the terror.