Joseph Stalin Show Trial

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Joseph Stalin 's background might have been why he became the terrible person that he was, when he was young his father abused and beat him. His father Besarion Jughashvili was a part time shoe maker and a full time alcoholic. He also beat Stalin 's mother. He was born on December 18, 1878, in a peasant village in Gori, Georgia. He didn 't grow up speaking russian, he didn 't learn Russian until he was nine. While in power he had to speak Russian for his people to understand him. In the last years of his power, it was reported that his ability to speak Russian deteriorated. When Stalin was eleven, he and his mother received a letter in the mail, stating that his father had been killed. Prior to entering the seminary, Stalin was the leader of …show more content…
This provoked Stalin, so he began to eliminate any political or nonpolitical enemy he felt necessary. In order to eliminate these people he declared a series of Show trials punished mainly by Death or Imprisonment. There were three large show trials and many other smaller closed trials. These took place in Moscow, in front of a series of judges, the only real evidence presented was so called “Confessions” from the defendants. The first show trial was held August 1936, 18 people were accused of crimes such as the assassination of a Russian Officer or forming a terrorist organization. After a long wait the court ordered the defendants executions when they were found guilty on August 24, 1936. The second one happened shortly after in January 1937. The third show trial happened in March 1938. Two people who did horrible things, are both famous for things nobody would want to be famous for, some can argue that Hitler is worse than Stalin.. but they are both equally as bad. Hitler and the Nazis, and Stalin and the NKVD… Two men who changed the world forever. Stalin forced people out of there homes as well as Hitler …show more content…
Hitler was forcing jewish people into concentration camps out of Germany.This is why most people think there was a race between Stalin and Hitler. Hitler placed Jews in concentration camps and even some labor camps, the conditions in these camps were very harsh… a few camps were even Death Camps. Stalin also put people in camps most of the camps that Stalin placed people in were labor camps he did not really have any death camps but due to the conditions in the camps about 6 Million died altogether. By looking at these facts you can see how Hitler and Stalin were racing for power. Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin were two incredibly terrible men, they really did not have any reason to why they treated the people the way they did. The Great Purge finally came to a point where Stalin and his circle realized that the purges had gone too far but this didn 't mean he was going to stop. The arrest and executions continued until Stalin 's death in 1953. Nikita Khrushchev took over the powerful position and stopped all arrests, he agreed the purges had gone too far. Even though Stalin 's tactics were gone, millions of people were still separated from Children and loved

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