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Criminal Records Podcast

Feb 23, 2023

One Soviet convict impressed his own jailors so much that he ended up completely transforming the Soviet Union's gulag system. But how much of what we know about the life of Naftaly Frenkel is real, and how much is a right-wing attempt to link the Communist party to a conspiracy theory about greedy Jews?

Content note: Discussion of mistreatment of prisoners and antisemitism.

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