Show Trials

Some articles on show trials, trials:

Eric Hobsbawm - Praise and Criticism
... notes For many Europeans and Americans, the show trials were simply trials, and confessions were reliable evidence of guilt ... He condoned the show trials of men like Laszlo Rajk in Hungary ... from Hobsbawm's Interesting Times—nothing about the show trials, the torture and execution of millions, the Communist betrayal of Spain." ...
Eastern Catholic Victims Of Soviet Persecutions - Suppression of Eastern Catholic Churches By Stalin - Show Trials
... Subjected to Stalinist Show Trials, they all received severe sentencing ... The remaining leaders of the hierarchies and heads of all seminaries and Episcopal offices were arrested and tried in 1945 and 1946 ...
Eastern Europe - Eastern Bloc Party Show Trials
... were purged, with some subjected to public show trials ... by the Kremlin or even Stalin himself, as he had done in the earlier Moscow Trials ... Such high ranking party show trials included those of Koçi Xoxe in Albania and Traicho Kostov in Bulgaria, who were purged and arrested ...
Eastern Bloc Politics - Political Systems - Party Control Through Purges and Show Trials
... In Poland, when the local leadership resisted Soviet pressure for show trials, the Soviets demanded the construction of more prisons, including one containing a special wing ... member purges, prominent communists were purged, with some subjected to public show trials ... by the Kremlin or even Stalin, as he had done in the Moscow Trials of the Great Purge in the Soviet Union in the 1930s ...

Famous quotes containing the words trials and/or show:

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    Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882–1945)

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