TO: Whom it may concern
I am one of the millions of slave laborers
who were part of Kolyma's tragic past, and who, like so many nameless others,
were slated to become historical dust and pass into oblivion in the Great
Soviet Plan. I am one of those who experienced Stalin's cruel terror, through
painful incarceration in Kolyma's gold mine and the hard labor camp at
Magadan, in the severe arctic climate of Siberia. As one of the fortunate
survivors of this insane era of Stalinism, Communism, and dehumanizing
slave labor, I feel obligated to write about those who suffered and perished,
and to preserve the truth of these events for future generations. Those
few of us who survived must ensure that posterity holds these crimes as
a warning against ambitious and cruel rulers who have neither understanding
nor compassion for their fellow human beings.
Stanislaw J. Kowalski
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the documentary film, winner of the Berlin Documentary Film Festival &
the Amsterdam Documentary Film Festival, Artistic License, Inc, 1997.
in USSR Links to USSR Gulag sites in Hungarian and English.
Also by Stanley J. Kowalski:
The Town Lost in History