KarLag / Museum of Political Repression Victims’ Memory of the Dolinka Settlement, Karaganda

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Tour the site of the most famous labor camp in the territory of modern-day Kazakhstan at KarLag / Museum of Political Repression Victims’ Memory of the Dolinka Settlement, now a memorial complex spanning 167 sq km (64 sq mi) in the Karaganda region. See restored rooms and laboratories that were run by Volga German detainees, and learn about the everyday activities of prisoners, including a KarLag ballet troupe. You will understand how the economy and coal mine industry of this camp fit into the larger scheme of Soviet labor camps and the development of rural areas. Hear stories from female prisoners and examine the personal belongings of ex-detainees. Set in a modern neo-classical building divided into three sections, the museum features a special exhibition about the camp in wartime. See KarLag / Museum of Political Repression Victims’ Memory of the Dolinka Settlement and all Karaganda has to offer by arranging your trip with our Karaganda trip builder website .
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  • To say that the museum is good is probably not right. This place, which is worth a visit to all, a decent exhibition and installations supplemented by the story of the guide allow you to plunge and feel all the pain of this place. Definitely go and see, better with a guide, without it will not be so interesting. Special thanks to all who thought through the exhibition, I got the aesthetic pleasure of design and details.
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  • Absolutely great exhibition. Descriptions also in english. All room is very authentically furnishment and also accompaniment with music give you reverent feeling from this place. The museum surprised ...  more »
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