European Memories of THE GULAG - Sounds Archives
European Memories of THE GULAG contains source material that is related to the history of the Gulag. The site is sponsored and maintained by Radio France Internationale (RFI), the Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS), the École des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS) and its associated Centre d'études des mondes russe caucasien et centre-européen (CERCEC): “From 1939 to 1953, nearly one million people were deported to the Gulag from the European territories annexed by the USSR at the start of the Second World War, and from those that came under Soviet influence after the War. Some were sent to work camps but most were forced to settle in villages in Siberia and Central Asia. An international team of researchers has collected 160 statements from former deportees, photographs of their lives, documents from private and public archives and films. Many of these witnesses had never spoken out before. […]” The website provides short interviews in the original language of former Gulag deportees (with transcriptions in French, English, Polish, or Russian) as well as some photos and videos from the period under consideration. Background information is also given. The collection can be browsed by topic, date or location, or searched by free text.

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