Dozens of valuable documents of prisoners were restored in the «ALZHIR» museum


Within the framework of the “Rukhani zhangyru” program, 44 museum exhibits were restored in 2017, more than 30 of them are documents of victims of political repressions and totalitarianism of the museum-memorial complex “ALZHIR”, the official website of the capital akimat reports.

Last year original materials of museum significance were restored. These are letters from prisoners of the camp and children, photographs of prisoners of women of the 1930s and certificates of rehabilitation.

Among them there are documents and personal belongings of prisoners: Rosa Tsypkina, Maria Minkina, Gaynizhamal Gaisina, Gertruda Platais, Rachel Turkina, Tatyana Shakhova and Irina Shubrikova.

According to the chief curator of the funds of the museum complex Zhanar Yergeldina, most of the documents were delivered to the museum in 2015.

“For example, 10 documents only about Rosa Tsypkina have been restored, among them her letters to her son, Ben, from the camp, photos and various references. These valuable documents were transferred by Ben, who lived in California, to the museum in 2015. He died in 2016, “- Zh. Ergeldina said.

It should be noted that the restoration work was carried out by LLP “Integracia sistem”. During the restoration of exhibits, such works as conservation, removal of impurities, straightening, restoration of lost fragments and gluing were performed.

The museum-memorial complex of victims of political repressions and totalitarianism “ALZHIR” was opened on May 31, 2007 on the initiative of the Head of State in Akmol village of Tselinograd district of Akmola region.

The museum fund today has more than 15 thousand exhibits. The exposition of the museum is open for visits from Tuesday to Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm.