On April 25, the museum and memorial complex "ALZHIR" hosted a meeting with the first newborn of "ALZHIR" in 1938, Georgi Karetnikov. -->
On April 25, the museum and memorial complex "ALZHIR" hosted a meeting with the first newborn of "ALZHIR" in 1938, Georgi Karetnikov. After 77 years, he came together with his daughter Darya to honor the memory of his mother, Olga Semenovna Galperina. During the tour, which was led by the specialist of the research work department Elena Samorokova, Georgiy Nikolaevich shared his childhood memories of birth and childhood in the camp. Georgy Nikolayevich was born in the Akmola camp for wives of renegades on October 12, 1938, and lived in a children's barrack, which was built by female prisoners behind the camp, until his mother was released in 1946. From his childhood memories behind the barbed wire, he remembered tulips growing in the fall and poppies in the summer. His mother in the camp was his educator, Sima Moiseevna; he did not really understand what a "mother" was at the time. The first time he saw his mother was in 1946 when she was released. Galperina Olga Semenovna was born July 8, 1905 in Kiev, she was Jewish by nationality. All her life she devoted to music: at first she studied with the famous musicians S. Tarnovsky and G. Neuhaus and later worked as a director of a musical school in Moscow. Olga Semyonovna's ex-husband was declared a traitor to the fatherland and she was arrested. On March 22, 1938 Olga Semyonovna was condemned by special meeting of NKVD of the USSR as family member of the traitor of the Native land for 8 years ITL. Her daughter Lena was placed in an orphanage. The silent film actress Rachel Messerer-Plisetskaya and her infant son Azarii were serving time in the camp along with Olga Semyonovna. Georgy Karetnikov's birth father, Nikolai Georgievich, worked for the Ministry of Culture, and for the sake of his career, he gave up his son. On February 9, 1946, Olga Semenovna was released. Taking her son, she settled in the town of Aleksandrov, as she had no right to live in Moscow and other major cities. After liberation, she earned her living by embroidery, because it was impossible to get a job in her specialty, teaching was strictly prohibited.
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