Semen Chanukov

1899 – 1938
Agro-Joint, Dnepropetrovsk Region

Semen Chanukov was an Agro-Joint agronomist. He was arrested by the NKVD in 1938 and charged with “gathering espionage information about the economy of Soviet collective farms and the political views of their members.” Chanukov was sentenced to death and executed. He was “rehabilitated” (his name was officially cleared) in 1958.


Extended Profile

Semen Borisovich Chanukov, born in Aleshki, Tavrida gubernia (today Ukraine) in 1899 and a resident of Krivoi Rog in the Dnepropetrovsk Region, Ukraine, was an Agro-Joint agronomist. He was arrested in 1938 by the NKVD (People’s Commissariat of Internal Affairs) and charged with “gathering espionage information about the economy of Soviet collective farms and the political views of their members.” On April 11, 1938, he was sentenced to be shot, with all of his personal property to be confiscated, by the NKVD Troika of the Dnepropetrovsk oblast. Chanukov was executed on April 29, 1938. He was “rehabilitated” (his name was officially cleared) on August 15, 1958, by the Military Tribunal of the Kiev Military District.


Sources

GADO (The State Archives of the Dnepropetrovsk Oblast).

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.