It was one of the most important books of the twentieth century. An account so shocking few believed it could be true. But the real story of how Solzhenitsyn’s ‘Gulag Archipelago’ came to be published is just as remarkable as the manuscript itself. Terrified he would be arrested by the KGB, Solzehenitsyn wrote his novel in secret safe houses, regularly changing location. Each section of the book was hidden in a different place. A network of selected friends, known as the ’invisibles’, then had to smuggle the manuscript to the West in the form of microfilms. Filming in Moscow, Lithuania, Bremen, Stockholm and Paris, ’Secret History: The Gulag Archipelago’ is an unbelievable trip to the other side of the Iron Curtain.
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