Arkady Frishberg

1887 – 1938
Director, Agro-Joint Supply Dept., Moscow

Arkady Frishberg was director of the Agro-Joint Supply Department in Moscow. He was arrested by the NKVD and charged with “membership in a counter-revolutionary and espionage-diversionary organization.” He was sentenced to death and executed in 1938. He was “rehabilitated” (his name was officially cleared) in 1957.


Extended Profile

Arkady Isidorovich Frishberg, born in 1887 in Kovel, Volhynia gubernia (today Ukraine), was a university graduate. A resident of Moscow, he headed the Supply Department of the Moscow office of Agro-Joint. Frishberg was arrested by the NKVD (People’s Commissariat for Internal Affairs) on March 12, 1938, and charged with “membership in a counter-revolutionary and espionage-diversionary organization.” On June 1, 1938, he was sentenced to death by the NKVD Troika of the Moscow oblast. He was executed on June 14, 1938, and buried in the Butovo Cemetery in Moscow. The date on the above photograph, taken in prison, bears the note “Moscow, June 13” and the name “Frishberg A.I” appears on the last line. Frishberg was “rehabilitated” (his name was officially cleared) on September 9, 1957, by the Military Tribunal of the Moscow Military District.


Sources

GARF (State Archives of the Russian Federation).

Mitsel, Mikhail. “The Final Chapter: Agro-Joint Workers – Victims of the Great Terror in the USSR, 1937-1940.” Eastern European Jewish Affairs, Vol. 39, No. 1, April 2009.