Zinovy Serebryanny

1891 – 1939
Agro-Joint, Medical Director, Moscow

Zinovy Serebryanny was Director of the Medical Department of the Agro-Joint in Moscow and a radiologist at the Kremlin Hospital. He was arrested by the NKVD in 1938 and charged with “planning a terrorist diversion.” He was sentenced to death and executed in 1939. He was “rehabilitated” (his name was officially cleared) in 1998.

Extended Profile

Agro Joint Staff

Serebryanny appears in the group photograph, Agro-Joint Staff Moscow 1927 in the first row, the first person from left.

Zinovy Markovich Serebryanny was born on September 20, 1891 in Nikolaev, Kherson gubernia (today Ukraine). He was Director of the Medical Department of the Agro-Joint in Moscow and a radiologist at the Kremlin Hospital. Serebryanny was arrested by the NKVD (People’s Commissariat of Internal Affairs) on February 25, 1938, and charged with “planning a terrorist diversion.” He was sentenced to death by the Military Tribunal of Moscow Military District. He was executed on July 31, 1939, and buried in Moscow’s Donskoy Cemetery. Serebryanny was “rehabilitated” (his name was officially cleared) on February 25, 1998, by the Military Tribunal of the 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.