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Akmola Concentration Camp of Wives of Traitors to the Motherland, was the largest concentration camp in the USSR for repressed wives. Visiting this place, you will learn how people lived, worked and survived in the harsh conditions of the Soviet concentration camps.

The concentration camp was opened in the midst of a huge Kazakh steppe in 1938 and ceased to function in 1953, when Stalin died.

For 15 years, more than 20,000 women have been delivered to the camp from different regions of the USSR.

In 2007, the memorial complex was opened on the territory of the former camp "ALZHIR" in memory of those who fell victim to Stalinist repression.

The museum-memorial complex consists of several objects which you can visit and explore.


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