Soviet Gulag

Personal Stories

Eduard Kolga -During the first two years of Soviet occupation, Estonian born Canadian, Eduard Kolga, worked on his family farm in the rural farming community of Haapsalu to support his growing family…
George Zoltan Bien 76, an Arlington resident who survived imprisonment in the Soviet gulag after World War II and was forced to flee his native Hungary after the uprising against Soviet occupation in 1956

Gulag survivor George Zoltan Bien.
John H. Noble an American who never knew why the Soviets imprisoned him in their notorious gulag, but not only lived to write books on the grim, decade-long experience but also recovered his family’s company and castle in the former East Germany… 

Gulag survivor John H. Noble
Valery Yankovsky is a remarkable man.Yes, IS because although born in 1911, he is still very much alive in Russia today. Alive and healthy today, inspite of having spent years in several GULAG concentration camps…
Nikolai Antsiferov - Early in 1937, Nikolai Antsiferov, a Russian literary critic and expert on the cultural heritage of St. Petersburg, was arrested in Moscow for the fourth time. A survivor of the notorious Solovki and White Sea Canal concentration camps, where he had been punished for political offenses in the 1920s and early 1930s, he was an obvious target for re-arrest during the great purges…
Gulag survivor Nikolai Antsiferov