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Oppression of esperantists

by ursego, October 23, 2005

Messages: 3

Language: English

ursego (User's profile) October 23, 2005, 2:39:33 AM

ursego (User's profile) October 23, 2005, 2:47:58 AM

Sorry about that blank first posting. I was using Firefox and the system ate my message!

I have read esperantists have been politicially oppressed throughout history, by such people as Hitler, Stalin, and even Saddam Hussein. Stalin, in particular, is said to have ordered a massive, deadly purge of esperantists in the USSR. Unfortunately, I only ever see brief mentions of these episodes. Can anyone point me to more detailed historical accounts of oppression of esperantists? Memoirs of those times, written by survivors of the oppression, would be especially welcome. Thanks for any help or info you can provide.

trojo (User's profile) October 24, 2005, 9:27:23 PM

Here's a pretty good historical account in English: http://donh.best.vwh.net/Esperanto/EBook/chap07.html

The suppression of Esperanto by Hitler and Stalin is about halfway down.

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