European Memories

of the Gulag


In the orphanage

Ján Antal was born while his mother was in the Magadan camp. Like all children born in the Gulag, he was taken from his mother and placed in an orphanage in Elgen, near Magadan, then in Vladivostok, then in Moscow.

He went back again in 2007 and collected some stones from the place where he was born.