Wives of famous Crimean Tatars were held in the ALZHIR camp in Kazakhstan

ALZHIR — this is what the common people call the Akmola camp of the wives of traitors to the Motherland (Kazakhstan). Since 1938 the family members of those who had been declared enemies of the people were held here. Among the prisoners were the wives of prominent Crimean Tatars: Bekir Choban-zade, Osman Akchokrakly, Abdulla Latif-zade and others. Journalist Zera Bekirova visited the memorial museum built next to the camp and saw the inhuman conditions in which thousands of women were forced to find themselves.