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GULAG: Political Prisoners


Reproduced from Gulag: Soviet forced labor and the struggle for freedom (link)

Political Prisoners


 In the late 1960s and early 1970s, the Soviet government cracked down on the dissident movement. 942 more words

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GULAG: Perm-36 Gulag Camp

Reproduced from Gulag: Soviet Forced Labor and the Struggle for Freedom (link)

Perm-36 Gulag Camp


 The Soviets established Perm 36, called ITK-6 camp, in 1946 as a logging camp in the forested region of the Ural Mountains near the Siberian border. 245 more words

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GULAG: What were prisoners' crimes?

Reproduced from Gulag: Soviet Forced Labor and the Struggle for Freedom (link)

What were their crimes?

The Gulag held many types of prisoners. It served as the Soviet Union’s main penal system: robbers, rapists, murderers, and thieves spent their sentences not in prisons but in the Gulag. 564 more words

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GULAG: Work in the Gulag

Reproduced from: Gulag: Soviet Forced Labor and the Struggle for Freedom


GULAG was the acronym for the Main Administration of Corrective Labor Camps.

Gulag prisoners could work up to 14 hours per day. 610 more words

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GULAG: Women in the Gulag

From: “Gulag: Soviet Forced Labor and the Struggle for Freedom” gulaghistory.org

Women in the Gulag


 Women suffered greatly in the Gulag. Male camp employees, guards, and even other male prisoners sometimes raped and abused women. 394 more words

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GULAG–Living in the Gulag

From Gulag History

Living in the Gulag

During their non-working hours, prisoners typically lived in a camp zone surrounded by a fence or barbed wire, overlooked by armed guards in watch towers. 789 more words

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Gulags - "organized terror"

“No work, no food”

Camp operators called the camps “organized terror”.

Soviet Union had more than 500 labor camps and penal colonies.

First established in 1917. 865 more words

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