Isaac Ioelson

1896 – 1938
Bookkeeper, Agro-Joint, Moscow

Isaac Ioelson was the Deputy Chief Bookkeeper for Agro-Joint in Moscow. He was arrested in 1938 by the NKVD and convicted on the charge of “counter-revolutionary activities.” He was sentenced to ten years in a forced labor camp in Magadan oblast (Soviet Union) and died in the camp in 1938. He was “rehabilitated” (his name was officially cleared) in 1957.


Extended Profile

Isaac Markovich Ioelson, born in Libava, Kurland gubernia (today Latvia) in 1896, was the Deputy Chief Bookkeeper for Agro-Joint in Moscow. He was arrested on March 11, 1938, by the NKVD (People’s Commissariat of Internal Affairs) and charged with “counter-revolutionary activities.” Ioelson was sentenced by the Special Council of the NKVD to ten years in a forced labor camp in Magadan oblast, Soviet Union. He died in the camp on November 28, 1938. Ioelson was “rehabilitated” (his name was officially cleared) on January 7, 1957, by the Military Tribunal of Moscow Military District.


Sources

GARF (The 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.