6 people who were literally erased from history


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Jang Song Thaek

It’s not easy to remove person or persons from record, but remorseless chairwomen throughout autobiography have erased some of their formerly close advisors.

After news of the execution of Jang Song-thaek, Kim Jong Un’s uncle and close advisor, cracked in December 2013, North Korean state media has rubbed the three men from autobiography exclusively, deleting him from online archives and photographs.

This extreme quantify fixes it “the largest deletion ever carried out by the official KCNA news agency and the Rodong Sinmun newspaper, ” according to the Guardian.

But it wasn’t the first time a political leader am trying to wipe person or persons clean out of history — there is another five people who were deleted from cosmo 😛 TAGEND Nikolai Yezhov, Joseph Stalin’s head of secret police

Yezhov made the nickname “The Vanishing Commissar” among art historians for his disappearing from image after his execution in 1940.

Yezhov, a loyal Stalinist, was head of the secret police during Stalin’s Great Purge, overseeing mass apprehends and executions of those deemed disloyal to the Soviet regiman before ironically being arrested, persecution, tried, and executed himself for disloyalty.

Stalin was known for eliminating all traces of those who fell out of his good side, or whom he no longer had used only for, Yezhov included.

Joseph Goebbels, Adolf Hitler’s propaganda minister

Goebbels was immensely appraised by Hitler for his devotion, clever minds, and furious anti-semitism. Hitler fixed Goebbels his chief of propaganda, and cast him all over Germany to install a Nazi existence and boost morale during the course of its struggle. Goebbels was one of just a few people in Hitler’s inner-circle, even relied with helping ignite Hitler’s body after he committed suicide.

Like Stalin, Hitler was known for “erasing” people who fell out of his regard, though it remains unknown what Goebbels did that led to his being deleted from this acclaimed 1937 photo taken at the home of German movie maker Leni Riefenstahl.

Leon Trotsky, Russian revolutionary Wikimedia Commons

An influential expression in the early days of the Soviet Union, Trotsky was first a leader in the Bolshevik revolution, but references to Trotsky were eliminated after he swopped his allegiance to the Mensheviks, dividing from compatriot and fellow progressive Vladimir Lenin.

Lenin subsequently betrayed Trotsky as a “scoundrel” in 1917( though Trotsky eventually rejoined the Bolsheviks ), and after Lenin’s death Trotsky was eliminated from photos by Stalin. Trotsky was eventually exiled from the Soviet Union completely.

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