ALZHIR Museum-Memorial Complex
This museum is dedicated to the memory of victims of political repressions and totalitarianism.
The Akmola Concentrational Camp for Wives of Traitors to the Motherland is a notorious place where more than 18 thousand unfortunate wives of the so-called "public enemies" were imprisoned. They were considered “socially dangerous and capable of anti-Soviet actions”. It is impossible to hold back tears here, but you cannot miss a visit to this memorial complex either. There is the famous “Arch of Sorrow”, one should bow one's head while passing through it. Transportation wagons, barracks where women lived, are also displayed here.
ALZHIR Museum-Memorial Complex is a frightening, but very important place, clearly demonstrating what dictatorship can lead to.