Night of the Murdered Poets  

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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel

The Night of the Murdered Poets (Template:Lang-ru) refers to the night of 12 to 13 August 1952, when thirteen of the most prominent Yiddish writers, poets, artists, musicians and actors of the Soviet Union were secretly executed on the orders from Joseph Stalin in the basement of the Lubyanka prison in Moscow. Ten "engineer saboteurs" from the Stalin automobile factory, all Jewish, were also executed the same night.

Among the victims were:

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