Wangenheim wrote his final letter on September 19, 1937. ALL IMAGES: © OLIVIER ROLIN/ COUNTERPOINT PRESS.

The Poignant Gulag Art by Stalin’s Doomed Meteorologist – Atlas Obscura


Wangenheim wrote his final letter on September 19, 1937. ALL IMAGES: © OLIVIER ROLIN/ COUNTERPOINT PRESS.
Wangenheim wrote his final letter on September 19, 1937. ALL IMAGES: © OLIVIER ROLIN/ COUNTERPOINT PRESS.

Imprisoned for “false weather forecasts,” Alexey Wangenheim sent sketches to the family he’d never see again.

via The Poignant Gulag Art by Stalin’s Doomed Meteorologist – Atlas Obscura

4 thoughts on “The Poignant Gulag Art by Stalin’s Doomed Meteorologist – Atlas Obscura

  1. His art is gorgeous – you would not know it was created by someone in such painful circumstances.

    A heart-breaking story, too. So sad to think of all the people who were imprisoned and executed by Stalin…and of the countless people today who face the same fate by their own governments.

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