Naftaly Frenkel

Naftaly Aronovich Frenkel (1883 in Haifa – 1960 in Moscow) was a Jewish businessman and member of the Bolshevik secret police-Cheka. Frenkel is best known for his role in the organisation of work in the Gulag concentration system, starting with the concentration camps of the Solovetsky Islands, recognised as one of the earliest sites of the Gulag. A “Turkish Jew born in Constantinople” Frenkel personally invented the notorious you-eat-as-you-work system, also known as the nourishment scale. Like the larger scale Holodomor genocides-murder by starvation this destroyed weaker prisoners in weeks and induce a phenomenal death toll.

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