Solomon Mikhoels

Solomon Mikhoels

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Death 12 Jan 1948 (aged 57)
Burial Moscow, Moscow Federal City, Russia
Memorial ID 20052969 · View Source
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Actor and director in Yiddish theater and the chairman of the Jewish Anti-Fascist Committee. In this capacity, he travelled around the world, meeting with Jewish communities to encourage them to support the Soviet Union in its war against Nazi Germany. After the war, Stalin opposed contacts between Soviet Jews and Jewish communities in non-Communist countries, which he deemed as "bourgeoisie." Mikhoels was the most visible of the intellectual Jewish leadership, and a show trial would have cast aspersions on Stalin's rule. Thus in January of 1948, he was assassinated in Minsk; his death was masked as a car crash. -from Wikipedia


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  • Created by: A32
  • Added: 23 Jun 2007
  • Find a Grave Memorial 20052969
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Solomon Mikhoels (16 Mar 1890–12 Jan 1948), Find a Grave Memorial no. 20052969, citing Donskoi Monastery Cemetery, Moscow, Moscow Federal City, Russia ; Maintained by A32 (contributor 46899233) .