The recollections of the survivors and the memory of those who perished in a genocide inflicted systematically on an entire people 60 years ago deserve to preserved. Each recollection adds to a legacy of boundless courage in the face of adversity that sustained the Chechen people through one of the worst periods in human history.

As the remaining survivors dwindle it is imperative that succeeding generations are able hear first-person accounts of an incredible and little known tragedy that was the deportation of Chechen and North Caucasian people in 1944.