An excursion "Independence is a holy concept" was organized to the camp "Alzhir"

In honor of the 30th anniversary of Independence, an excursion "Independence is a holy concept" was organized to the camp "Alzhir" from November 10 to 27 this year, in accordance with the work plan of the Faculty of Information Technologies of Social and Cultural Development for the 2021-2022 academic year. The event was attended by students of 12 groups of the faculty and curators in their free time in accordance with the convenience of the schedule.


ALZHIR (Akmola Camp of Wives of Traitors to the Motherland) is a camp of women enemies of the Akmola people, built in 1937, and later in the so-called ALZHIRIAN center of suffering, where up to 20 thousand people were in prison. The ALZHIR museum-memorial complex to the victims of political repression and totalitarianism was opened in 2007 in the village of Akmol, the center of the Tselinograd district of the Akmola region, with the direct participation of the President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev.



Today the memorial complex consists of two sculptural compositions: "Struggle and Hope" and "Anger and Helplessness", as well as "The Gate of Sorrow" and "The Wall of Memory". The expositions of the museum with their material documents reflect the history of political repressions, the mechanisms of action of penitentiary institutions.


Currently, the museum focuses on the political activities of the Kazakh intelligentsia in 1905-1916, the period of Soviet power, the tragedy of collectivization and the economy, famine in Kazakhstan, the Great Terror of 1937-1938, the GULAG (General Directorate of Forced Labor Camps), resettlement of peoples to Kazakhstan. Political and ideological repressions in Kazakhstan 1940-1950, the events of December 1986 are presented in a separate section. Today about four thousand exhibits are grouped in these sections. "Remembrance" in the middle of the basement exhibition seems like a reminder of goodness, even on a hard day. In the three-story museum, all the exhibits are arranged in a circle, which allows visitors to learn more about the history of those difficult years.