Friday, August 03, 2012

Russian-Germans Buried at Chon Tash

At Chon Tash in Kyrgyzstan there is a mass grave of 137 people murdered by the Stalin regime in 1938. A disproportionate number of these victims were ethnic Germans. Despite making up less than one percent of the population of the Kyrgyz SSR at this time they constituted a full dozen, over eight percent, of the people shot by the NKVD and buried at Chon Tash. I have listed their names below.

Fedor Egorovich Bengard
Petr Yulisovich Bergmann
Wilhelm Davidovich Wall
Friedrich Gottfriedovich Deitz
Vladimir Augustovich Litzenmeyer
Egor Emelianovich Lofink
Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Luft
Konstantin Aleksandrovich Luft
Josef Ivanovich Meldenburger
Teodor Teodorovich Miller
Mikhail Eduardovich Richter
Heinrich Heinrichovich Janzen

Source: A. Shtraus and S. Pankrats. 1997. Svidetel'stva prestuplenii. Bishkek: Ilim.  pp. 103-104.

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