One moment between Galina and a young Norwegian man changed her life forever. She would never see him again, but the connection led to months of interrogation and torture by the KGB and to five years in a Gulag labor camp.
Generation Gulag is a series of nine short documentary films that uncovers the impact of Russia’s campaign to rewrite the history of Gulag survivors. The series features interviews and animated illustrations of the survivors’ memories, offering an accessible medium for understanding the dangers of recent campaigns to make history books fit new political narratives.
This story was first published by Coda Story. Watch the Generation Gulag series here.