A personal search of the victims of mass repression begins the Gulag history Museum

Since 2013, the Museum of Gulag history creates an archive video interview “My GULAG”. Eyewitnesses of camp life to tell about it in a series of over 300 interviews. Heroes of video footage – former prisoners of the camps, the children of executed parents, children born in the camps, taken away from parents who found their families after decades, as well as employees of the Gulag.

Photo: iStock the light goes In the book living stories of survivors of victims of the Gulag

Interviews have become part of the Museum’s archive, of which are mounted the films that we post on the website of the project mygulag.ru – the Director of the Museum of Gulag history novel Novels. – Their use in the Museum and travelling exhibitions throughout the country and has got us thinking about finding all the survivors in the years of repression and living.

the Museum is in a hurry to record the memories first hand because witnesses of the tragic events is getting smaller – they leave because of old age and disease.

Like any other unpaid debt to innocent people, it destroys us

– the Memory of the innocent victims in the years of repression – this is the debt that we have not paid, but are grieving by creating a monument to the “Wall of Sorrow” – said in an interview “RG” the Chairman of Fund of Memory of Vladimir Lukin. – However, it remains the duty of those who are alive and for many years was afraid to say that he is a victim of the Gulag. Like any unpaid debt to innocent people, it destroys us. Only when we realize internally apologize and repent before the victims innocent people, we will be able to move forward in building a new Russia.

Photo: courtesy of the Museum of Gulag history At the book festival presented a book of comics about the victims of the Gulag

Vladimir Lukin is convinced that one of the forms of repentance – collecting information about survivors and living victims of the camps and volunteer assistance to these people, motorcy Museum and volunteers already have. The Gulag history Museum on its website, opened the page to gather information about living witnesses of the era of repression. Also in the documentation Centre you can get advice on collecting and searching for information on repressed family or friends. Volunteers are taught how to make a request to the archive, where to send it or where to send the available engine information.

in the documentation Centre presented a large-scale project – an Interactive map of the Gulag – a map of the geography of the camp system and archive video interviews of the project “My GULAG”. Now it is planned that it will heal the project “Preserve the memory together” – the lists of names of all the survivors and living victims of mass repression.

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the Museum of Gulag history was founded in 2001 by Anton Antonov-Ovseenko, who passed through the camp as the son of “enemy of the people”. Fond memories are created in 2016. His national project was the erection of the first monument to the victims of mass repressions “Wall of grief”. The wall opened in Moscow on 30 October 2017.