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Letter to the Editor
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London, Sunday, December 19, 1999

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London, Sunday, December 19, 1999

Stalin's son was not shot, he killed himself

You report (page 54, Sunday, December 19, 1999) that Stalin's oldest son Yakov Dzugashvili was shot in a Nazi concentration camp in 1943. This is a myth.

As captured records which I have seen in the U.S. State department archives show, he committed suicide in a prison camp after he was mercilessly taunted by British prisoners of war about his primitive habits. For obvious reasons the British and U.S. governments decided to seal this file.

Yours faithfully

David Irving


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