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'''Yakov Yurovsky''' (1878-1938) was born in [[Siberia]] to a [[Jewish]] family.  He joined the [[Bolshevik]] party in 1905 and in July 1918, on orders from [[Yakov Sverdlov]], supervised the murder of [[Tsar]] [[Nicholas II]] and his wife and family.  The Royal family were shot, stabbed and hacked to death.
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'''Yakov Yurovsky''' (1878-1938) was born in [[Siberia]] to a [[Jewish]] family.  He joined the [[Bolshevik]] party in 1905 and in July 1918, on orders from [[Yakov Sverdlov]], supervised the murder of Tsar [[Nicholas II]] and his wife and family.  The Royal family were shot, stabbed and hacked to death.
  
 
Yurovsky later worked as a Chief of [[Soviet]] State Treasury.  He died in 1938 of natural causes.
 
Yurovsky later worked as a Chief of [[Soviet]] State Treasury.  He died in 1938 of natural causes.
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==Further reading==
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* Helen Rappaport. ''The Last Days of the Romanovs: Tragedy at Ekaterinburg'' (2009) [http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_gw?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=%22Yakov+Yurovsky excerpt and text search]
  
 
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Latest revision as of 11:23, 7 April 2009

Yakov Yurovsky (1878-1938) was born in Siberia to a Jewish family. He joined the Bolshevik party in 1905 and in July 1918, on orders from Yakov Sverdlov, supervised the murder of Tsar Nicholas II and his wife and family. The Royal family were shot, stabbed and hacked to death.

Yurovsky later worked as a Chief of Soviet State Treasury. He died in 1938 of natural causes.

Further reading