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Source:  The Atlantic

Vera Golubeva spent more than six years in one of Joseph Stalin’s gulag camps.  Her crime?  “To this day, I still don’t know,” she says.

In a new documentary from Coda Story, Golubeva remembers the excruciating details of her imprisonment.

When she was arrested in 1943, along with her father, mother, and sister, Golubeva was taken to KGB headquarters and tortured.  She was eight months pregnant.  “I felt as if they were burying me alive,” she says in the film.

Shortly before being transferred to a labor camp, Golubeva gave birth to a baby boy, who died just days later while in the care of KGB agents.  “It was the worst cruelty,” she says.

Watch “Generation Gulag: Vera Golubeva” above and read the story at The Atlantic.


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