In June Hoover hosted a screening of and panel discussion about the award-winning documentary film Women of the Gulag, a project based on Hoover fellow Paul Gregory’s Hoover Press book of the same name. Directed by Russian American film maker Marianna Yarovskaya, the film tells the compelling and tragic stories of six remarkable women–among the last survivors of the Gulag, the brutal system of repression that devastated the Soviet population during the Stalin years and about which Hoover Archives is an international hub of scholarship. Women of the Gulag is the first account of women in the camps and special settlements. The film premiered in Hollywood and New York and was shortlisted in the Documentary Short Subject category in the 2019 Oscar competition.
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