Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Stalin and the LubiankaA Documentary History of the Political Police and Security Organs in the Soviet Union, 1922-1953$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

David R. Shearer and Vladimir Khaustov

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780300171891

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300171891.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM YALE SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.yale.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Yale University Press, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in YSO for personal use (for details see www.yale.universitypressscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 12 November 2018

Social and Ethnic Cleansing: The Mass Operations, 1937–1938

Social and Ethnic Cleansing: The Mass Operations, 1937–1938

(p.193) Chapter Six Social and Ethnic Cleansing: The Mass Operations, 1937–1938
Stalin and the Lubianka

David R. Shearer

Vladimir Khaustov

Yale University Press

This chapter discusses the various mechanisms and phases of the social and the nationality operations in Stalinist Russia. The “mass operations” of 1937 and 1938 under order 00447 are described. The mass operations were ended by the Politburo when Lavrentii Beria and Iosif Stalin planned to weaken Nikolai Yezhov. With his appointment as head of NKVD, Beria replaced almost all of the heads of administration and their deputies. He had also swept away almost all of the krai-, oblast-, and republic-level leadership.

Keywords:   mass operations, Politburo, Lavrentii Beria, Iosif Stalin, Nikolai Yezhov, NKVD

Yale Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.