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DVD Verdict Contest -- My Time In The Gulag

Start: January 20th, 2014
End: January 26th, 2014

• Within The Whirlwind, courtesy Corinth Films

Ten years of imprisonment in a Soviet Gulag - this was endured by Eugenia Ginzburg, a teacher and writer, as she was swept up in one of Joseph Stalin's brutal purges in the 1930's as the dictator tightened his grip on the Soviet Union. Ginzburg survived and lived to tell about it. Though most Americans are familiar with the Nazi Holocaust, few are aware of similar purges that took place in other countries, such as the mass annihilation of millions of Soviet citizens as a result of Joseph Stalin's intense desire to eliminate would-be political enemies. Thanks to the survivors, such as Ginzburg, there is a wealth of information and first-hand accounts of what entailed life in the Soviet Union's version of a concentration camp, and what it took to survive. Within the Whirlwind is Eugenia Ginzburg's story. Born to a Jewish pharmacist in 1905, Eugenia and her husband lived in Kazan with their two children in 1937. Both Communist Party officials, Eugenia was suddenly arrested on charges of participating in a Trotskyist Counter Revolutionary group and hauled away to a notorious prison camp. Ginzburg endured years of imprisonment, hard labor, and brutal cold. She wrote two memoirs, Journey Into the Whirlwind and Within the Whirlwind, on which our film is based.

One lucky winner will be moved by WITHIN THE WHIRLWIND, courtesy of Corinth Films.

Contest Winners

Within The Whirlwind
• Sharon Kaminski of Wisconsin

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