People of No Consequence

Aslan Ġoisum


Video, 00:07:46.
Materials: full HD, Colour video, sound

Collection: Collection M HKA, Antwerp (Inv. no. BK007958).

From 23 February to 9 March 1944 the entire Chechen and Ingush nations, about half a million people, were deported to Central Asia by the Soviet authorities.

They were accused of having collaborated with Nazi Germany. The same thing was done to many other nations of the USSR.

Almost half of all Chechens perished in the deportation. Survivors were allowed to return home only in 1957, four years after Stalin’s death.

119 of those survivors gathered, for the first time, in April 2016. The youngest was one month old at the end of February 1944.

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