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'''Lazar Kaganovich''' was born in Kabany, [[Ukraine]] in 1893 into a [[Jewish]] family.  He worked as a shoemaker and joined the [[Bolshevik]] Party in 1911.  He took part in the [[October Revolution]], and by the 1920s was leader of the party in the Ukraine.
 
'''Lazar Kaganovich''' was born in Kabany, [[Ukraine]] in 1893 into a [[Jewish]] family.  He worked as a shoemaker and joined the [[Bolshevik]] Party in 1911.  He took part in the [[October Revolution]], and by the 1920s was leader of the party in the Ukraine.
  
With the support of [[Stalin]], Kaganovich was a member of the [[Politburo]] by 1930.  He implemented the plans for collectivisation and destruction of the [[Christian]] Religion in Ukraine by confiscating food from the peasants.  This caused a devastating famine in which between seven and thirteen million people died.  This famine became  known as the "[[Holodomor]]".  The [[Soviet]] government covered up the tragedy by falsifying census statistics and forbidding any mention in the press.  In December 1931, he ordered the [[Cathedral]] of [[Christ the Saviour]] to be destroyed.  This Cathedral was a great symbol of Russian [[Christianity]].  He was also involved in the [[great purge]]s which ended all opposition to Stalin.
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With the support of [[Stalin]], Kaganovich was a member of the [[Politburo]] by 1930.  He implemented the plans for collectivisation and destruction of the [[Christian]] Religion in Ukraine by confiscating food from the peasants.  This caused a devastating famine in which between seven and thirteen million people died.  This famine became  known as the "[[Holodomor]]".  The [[Soviet]] government covered up the tragedy by falsifying census statistics and forbidding any mention in the press.  In December 1931, he ordered the [[Cathedral of Christ the Savior]] to be destroyed.  This Cathedral was a great symbol of Russian [[Christianity]].  He was also involved in the [[great purge]]s which ended all opposition to Stalin.
  
 
When Stalin died, Kaganovich opposed his successor [[Nikita Kruschev]].  As a result, he was expelled from the Communist Party and forced into retirement.  He died in 1991.<ref>http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/RUSkaganovich.htm</ref>
 
When Stalin died, Kaganovich opposed his successor [[Nikita Kruschev]].  As a result, he was expelled from the Communist Party and forced into retirement.  He died in 1991.<ref>http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/RUSkaganovich.htm</ref>

Revision as of 13:23, 16 January 2009

Lazar Kaganovich was born in Kabany, Ukraine in 1893 into a Jewish family. He worked as a shoemaker and joined the Bolshevik Party in 1911. He took part in the October Revolution, and by the 1920s was leader of the party in the Ukraine.

With the support of Stalin, Kaganovich was a member of the Politburo by 1930. He implemented the plans for collectivisation and destruction of the Christian Religion in Ukraine by confiscating food from the peasants. This caused a devastating famine in which between seven and thirteen million people died. This famine became known as the "Holodomor". The Soviet government covered up the tragedy by falsifying census statistics and forbidding any mention in the press. In December 1931, he ordered the Cathedral of Christ the Savior to be destroyed. This Cathedral was a great symbol of Russian Christianity. He was also involved in the great purges which ended all opposition to Stalin.

When Stalin died, Kaganovich opposed his successor Nikita Kruschev. As a result, he was expelled from the Communist Party and forced into retirement. He died in 1991.[1]

References

  1. http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/RUSkaganovich.htm


External links

Remembering Ukraine's unknown Holocaust