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Sex, Scandal, Dètente, and the Politics of Emigration: The Trial of Dr. Mikhail Shtern
|Title:||Sex, Scandal, Dètente, and the Politics of Emigration: The Trial of Dr. Mikhail Shtern|
|Issue Date:||26 Sep 2014|
|Publisher:||University of Hawaii at Manoa|
|Abstract:||On May 29, 1974, Dr. Mikhail Shtern, an endocrinologist in the city of Vinnitsa in the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic, was arrested on charges of bribery and swindling based on alleged demands for money and other forms of remuneration in return for medical treatment. His trial and subsequent conviction resulted in a sentence of eight years at an enforced regime labor camp, and it was only after two years of incarceration that he was released based on considerations of "socialist humanitarianism." Shtern's arrest, trial and conviction are unique in that partial documentation of the events has been provided by his two sons and four other Jewish activists who witnessed the proceedings. Through the combined efforts of this small group a transcript of the proceedings of the trial itself was smuggled to the West, affording Western analysts with an almost complete record of a Soviet trial. This rare glimpse into the workings of the Soviet legal system was first published in France in 1976 under the title Un procès <|
|Pages/Duration:||vi ,80 pages|
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|Appears in Collections:||Honors Projects for History|
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