Author: Alexander Solzhenitsyn
Published: November of 1962
Today i decided to talk about the gulag prisons during the world war II, how they lived in the prisons there and what they did there. Gulag is the soviet bureaucratic institution that operated the system of forced labor camps in the Stalin area. In the eyes of the authorities, a prisoner had almost no value. An unknown number well into the millions died in Gulag Camps.
People suffered a lot there. Those who died of hunger, cold, and hard labor were easily replaced by new prisoners. No one wanted to go there, but there was no choice. The only choice you had was to not commit any serious crime, or not even one little single crime. Robbers, rapists, murderers, and thieves spent their sentences not in prisons but in the Gulag. But not only the ones who committed crimes, some innocent people also went into the gulag prisons because they got caught up in the paranoid clutches of the Soviet secret police.