by Natalya Rapoport

The Doctor’s Plot of 1953

A daughter remembers

On January 13,1953, the official press agency Tass announced the arrest of a group of “killer doctors” who were allegedly systematically doing away with prominent public figures in the Soviet Union. Nine doctors, six of them Jews, were cited, and in the next few weeks many more were carted off to the dread prisons of Lubyanka and Lefortovo.

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