The case of doctors

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January 22, 2022

The Doctors 'Case (Poison Doctors' Case) is a criminal case against a group of high-ranking Soviet Jewish doctors accused of conspiring and assassinating a number of Soviet leaders. The origins of the campaign date back to 1948, when doctor Lydia Timashuk drew the attention of the competent authorities to deviations in Zhdanov's treatment, which led to the patient's death. The campaign ended at the same time as Stalin's death from a stroke in 1953, after which the accused were acquitted and acquitted. In the text of the official report on the arrest it was announced that "most of the members of the terrorist group (Vovsi MS, Kogan BB, Feldman AI, Greenstein AM, Ettinger JG and others) were "connected with the international Jewish bourgeois-nationalist organization" Joint ", created by American intelligence allegedly to provide material assistance to Jews in other countries." In connection with the same organization were previously accused and held in the case of the Jewish Anti-Fascist Committee. Notification of the start of the case The draft TARS report and media materials (in particular, the Pravda newspaper) about the arrest of a group of "pest doctors" were approved on January 9, 1953 at a meeting of the Bureau of the Presidium of the CPSU Central Committee. The head of the Secretariat of JV Stalin, AN Poskrebyshev, sent a memo to the Secretary of the Central Committee of the CPSU and the Head of the Propaganda and Agitation Department, NA Mikhailov: Reports of the arrest of doctors and details of the "conspiracy" appeared in an unsigned article, "Insidious Spies and Assassins under the Mask of Medical Professors," published in Pravda on January 13, 1953. The article, like the government report, emphasized the Zionist nature of the case: "Most of the members of the terrorist group - Vovsi, B. Kogan, Feldman, Greenstein, Oettinger and others - were bought by US intelligence. They were recruited by a branch of American intelligence, the international Jewish bourgeois-nationalist organization Joint. The dirty face of this spy Zionist organization, which covers up its vile activities under the guise of charity, has been completely exposed. " Further, the actions of most of those arrested agreed with the ideology of Zionism and were reduced to the already mentioned in the case of the Jewish Antif

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