A new museum consists of a series of haunting displays chronicling
the bloody communist purges of the 1930s - an aggressive campaign to eliminate
encounter of revolutionaries. During the campaign, intellectuals were arrested
and put on trial, sent to Siberian labour camps or shot. Mongolia lost top
writers, scientists and thinkers.
The museum was inspired by the former Prime Minister P. Genden, who was
executed in Moscow by the KGB in 1937 for refusing Stalin's orders to carry out
the purge. The museum is now run by his daughter. The walls of the ground floor
carry the names of 20,000 souls. A yellow dot by the name signifies that the
deceased was a monk, red means a communist and blue means a civilian.