The resilience of the human spirit is a powerful thing, capable of withstanding a great deal of adversity and grief. In Soviet Eastern Europe, where hundreds of thousands were deported from their homes amid the state-sponsored terror campaigns of the mid-20th century, victims had few other options but to persevere. Many died along the way, but others later returned to their homelands and struggled to piece together the lives they knew before their suffering began. In modern-day Moldova, photojournalist Clary Estes came to know the now-elderly victims of these Soviet crimes. Her deeply moving photographs provide a voice to the former deportees in an attempt to keep their stories alive.
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