This Day in Jewish History 1948: Stalin's Secret Police Murder a Yiddish Actor

In the early years of Soviet Communism, Yiddish actor and community leader Solomon Mikhoels proved threatening enough for Stalin to get rid of him.

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January 13, 1948, is the day that the Russian Yiddish actor Solomon Mikhoels was murdered by Joseph Stalin’s secret police, in an incident that was meant to resemble a road accident. Mikhoels, who was artistic...