Doctors is a British medical soap opera. The first episode was first broadcast in the UK on BBC One on 26 March 2000. The drama focuses around the staff and their families of a doctor's surgery set in a fictional Midlands town of Letherbridge.

Doctors - Netflix

Type: Scripted

Languages: English

Status: Running

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 2007-04-23

Doctors - Doctors' plot - Netflix

The Doctors' plot (Russian: дело врачей, “doctors' case”, also known as the case of doctors-saboteurs or doctors-killers) was an antisemitic campaign organized by Joseph Stalin. In 1952–1953, a group of predominantly Jewish doctors from Moscow were accused of conspiring to assassinate Soviet leaders. This was later accompanied by publications of anti-Semitic character in the media, which talked about the threats of Zionism and condemned people with Jewish names. Many doctors, officials and others, both Jews and non-Jews, were promptly dismissed from their jobs and arrested. A few weeks after the death of Stalin, the new Soviet leadership stated a lack of evidence and the case was dropped. Soon after, the case was declared to have been fabricated.

Doctors - Planned deportation of Jews - Netflix

In his Secret Speech at the Communist Party's Twentieth Congress, Nikita Khrushchev asserted that Stalin intended to use the Doctors' trial to launch a massive purge of the Communist Party. In addition, a number of new labor camps were built in Siberia, allegedly to deport most of the Soviet Jewish population to Siberia, similar to deportations of many other ethnic minorities in the Soviet Union, but the plan has not been accomplished because of the sudden death of Stalin. According to Louis Rapoport, the genocide was planned to start from the public execution of the imprisoned doctors, and then the “following incidents would follow”: “attacks on Jews orchestrated by the secret police, the publication of the statement by the prominent Jews, and a flood of other letters demanding that action be taken. A three-stage program of genocide would be followed. First, almost all Soviet Jews ... would be shipped to camps east of the Urals . . . Second, the authorities would set Jewish leaders at all levels against one another ... Also the MGB [Secret Police] would start killing the elites in the camps, just as they had killed the Yiddish writers ... the previous year. The ... final stage would be to “get rid of the rest.” Four large camps were built shortly before Stalin's death in 1953 in southern and western Siberia, with rumors swirling that they were for Jews. A special “Deportation Commission” to plan the deportation of Jews to these camps has been reportedly created. Nikolay Poliakov, the secretary of the “Commission”, stated years later that, according to Stalin's initial plan, the deportation was to begin in the middle of February 1953, but the monumental tasks of compiling lists of Jews had not yet been completed. “Pure blooded” Jews were to be deported first, followed by “half-breeds” (polukrovki). Before his death in March 1953, Stalin allegedly had planned the execution of Doctors' plot defendants already on trial in Red Square in March 1953, and then he would cast himself as the savior of Soviet Jews by sending them to camps away from the purportedly enraged Russian populace. There are further statements that describe some aspects of such a planned deportation. Yakov Etinger described how former CPSU Politburo member Nikolai Bulganin said that Stalin asked him in the end of February 1953 to prepare railroad cars for the mass deportation of Jews to Siberia According to a book by another Soviet Politburo member Alexander Yakovlev, Stalin started preparations for the deportation of Jews in February 1953 and ordered to prepare a letter from a group of notable Soviet Jews with request to the Soviet government to carry out the mass deportation of Jews in order to save them from “the just wrath of Soviet people.” The letter had to be published in the newspaper Pravda and was found later. According to historian Samson Madiyevsky, the deportation was definitely considered, and the only thing in doubt is the time-frame.

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