On Self-Criticism and the Purges (June 30, 1937)

Lazar Kaganovich
Description: In this fuzzy recording, Lazar Kaganovich uses his typically pungent language to strike out against bureaucracy, demanding a spirit of self-criticism and purges. His demand to ‘learn from our own mistakes’ struck fear into many a cadre.
Source: Kennan Institute-National Public Radio: Russian History Audio Archive

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