Miron Godlevsky

1874 – 1941
Agronomist, Agro-Joint, Crimea

Miron Godlevsky was an agronomist with the Crimean Department of Agro-Joint. He was arrested in 1938 by the NKVD and charged with “membership in a Zionist organization.” In 1939, he was sentenced to five years in forced labor camps. Sometime after 1939, he died in a camp in Kazakhstan, Chakalov oblast (Soviet Union). He was “rehabilitated” (his name was officially cleared) in 1957. [See also: Lev Godlevsky (brother)]


Extended Profile

Miron Godlevsky appears in the group photograph, Agro-Joint Staff Moscow 1927 in second row, sixth from left

Miron Godlevsky appears in the group photograph, Agro-Joint Staff Moscow 1927 in second row, sixth from left.

Miron Moiseevich Godlevsky was born in 1874 in Rossieny, Kovno gubernia (today Lithuania). Godlevsky was an agronomist with the Crimean Department of Agro-Joint. He also headed the Apiary Department at the Crimean Agricultural Institute. Godlevsky was arrested on July 25, 1938, by the NKVD (People’s Commissariat for Internal Affairs) and charged with “membership in a Zionist organization.” On October 23, 1939, he was sentenced to five years in forced labor camps. Sometime after 1939, he died in a camp in Kazakhstan, Chakalov oblast. Godlevsky was “rehabilitated” (his name was officially cleared) on February 14, 1957 by the Presidium of oblast Court in Crimea.

[See entry on Lev Godlevsky – brother of Miron Godlevsky]

Sources

GARK (The State Archives in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea).

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.