Nikolai Yezhov

Soviet Politician
Born May 1, 1895
Hometown Rossiyskaya Imperiya
Died Feb 4, 1940
Death Place Russian SFSR
Political Party Communist Party o...
Other Names Iron Hedgehog

Nikolai Ivanovich Yezhov or Ezhov was the senior figure in the NKVD under Joseph Stalin during the period of the Great Purge in the 1930s. His reign is sometimes known as the "Yezhovshchina", a term coined during the de-Stalinization campaign of the 1950s. After presiding over mass arrests and executions during the Great Purge, Yezhov became its victim. He was arrested, confessed under torture to a range of anti-Soviet activity, and was executed in 1940.… Read More

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1895 Birth Born on May 1, 1895.


1940 45 Years Old Died on February 4, 1940.
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