What was it like in the Gulag? Interview with a survivor.
Interview with one of the last living survivors of the Gulag: Ivanna Maszczak, who was sent to the notorious region of Kolyma. Before the interview, Giles Udy gives an introduction to the Gulag. And after the interview, there are questions from the audience. The event is introduced by James Bartholomew, director of the Museum of Communist Terror. It took place in a church in London in late 2021.
Ivanna was quite frail and English was not her first or even her second language. So sometimes it might be hard to make out what she is saying. However, James Bartholomew often repeats what she has said and the event gradually turns into a a poignant description of courage, endurance and even humour.