Solzhenitsyn on the Millions of
Uncounted Victims of Communism
Wrecking was a fake crime made up by the Soviets to blame food shortages on their enemies. It was an accusation of conspiracy to sabotage, and it was as ridiculous as anything else the Communists invented. This was a note about the daughter of a man who was sentenced to death for the fabricated crime of wrecking.
“One little note on eight year old Zoya Vlasova. She loved her father intensely. She could no longer go to school. (they teased her: “Your papa is a wrecker!” She would get in a fight: “My papa is good!”) She lived only one year after the trial. Up to then she had never been ill. During that year she did not smile; she went about with head on low, and the old woman prophesied: “She keeps looking at the earth; she is going to die soon.“ She died of inflammation of the brain, and as she was dying she kept calling out: “Where is my papa? Give me my papa!“ When we count of the millions of those who perished in the camps, we forget to multiply them by two, by three.”
— Alexander Solzhenitsyn, The Gulag Archipelago