Prisoners of ALGERIA: how time disposed?the Akmola Camp of Wives of Traitors of the Homeland (ACWTH) began the terrible activity exactly seventy years ago when fresh June, 1937 only - only entered the summer rights. Then, in the 37th year, terribly cruel law according to which families " was adopted; traitors of the homeland “ (including, run across on the party of the enemy, taken prisoner, simply working at the territory of the opponent) were exposed to dispatch at least for five years, and their property was seized.
The main crime of the contingent of ALGERIA was that it were wives “ enemies of the people “ - the lost any vigilance and class intuition which was not wishing to heat the husbands in lie and to renounce children who already got a brand of outcast... For years of existence of camp, in a selets with the tender name Robin, through hell of ALGERIA there passed more than seven thousand women …
In February of this year at the request of the president of Kazakhstan N. Nazarbayev approved the resolution on creation of the Museum of political repressions and totalitarianism. And opening of the museum was planned for May 31 - Day of memory of the victims of political repressions. And if to consider that the museum had even no room, then in three months the collective inspired with idea did titanic work.
Today meets visitors of the museum 15 - ti a meter Arch of grief and two sculptural compositions which names speak for themselves. It “ Despair and powerlessness “ … It “ Fight and hope “. On Aley prisoners of camp the monument - a symbol - the star split by a lattice for a long time rivets attention on itself. As someone`s life - it is possible, same bright, same on - Soviet simple - but split in two and forever broken by prison.
The building of the museum is designed in the form of the truncated cone, and as envisioned by the architect represents a funeral barrow - a sanctuary. In the building - three floors, one of which underground. Besides expositions, in the museum are placed
of a book-depository and archives, a conference - the hall, restoration workshops, library. Planning further work, the staff of the museum does forecasts for several years, setting the task of collection of information, remained in all former Soviet Union.
Already today in the museum more than three thousand exhibits: photos, letters, documents, household items. The Russian and Kazakhstan museums, public organizations, ordinary citizens actively responded to an initiative to pay a tribute to the memory of victims during Stalin terror. Thanks to them expositions as if immerse in the world of captives of ALGERIA, in depth of the accident which broke tens of thousands of destinies.
Expositions are thematically divided: the period of civil war - change “ red “ and “ white “ terrors; deportation of the people on the Kazakhstan territory; divisions of GULAG in Kazakhstan; rehabilitation work on restoration of historical justice, and many other things.
The museum of political repressions and totalitarianism opens heavy and bloody pages of the past. God knows, how many talented, extraordinary and fine persons tightened in the repressive meat grinder! Looking at expositions, involuntarily you feel how all what was seen responds in soul. Memory of those who passed through horrors of political repressions through accident of the whole country, has to remain - by all means. For edification of live which are obliged to make everything that the similar tragedy never could not find any peace in a modern history …