Tuesday, February 10, 2015


During the initial first portion of the book I have encountered myself with some particular information that has made me seriously intrigued.  While reading and investigating the story I have learned and read some very interesting and exotic stories about the unsafe and insecure life the characters lived in the so known labor camps.  For so, I decided to do some research of The Gulag, which was a government agency that administered the Soviet forced labor camp chain systems during the Stalin era, from the 1930s until the 1950s.

To begin with, the man behind all this massacre, unsafe, harmful and truly vicious environment was Joseph STALIN. He was One of the most powerful and murderous dictators in history. He was the supreme leader and figure of the Soviet Union. His regime of terror caused the death and suffering of tens of millions. In the other hand, he was  a key element in the defeat and conquering of the Nazi’s.
The Gulag was a massive system of forced labor camps. 18 million young, old, man and female passed through the prisons and camps of the Gulag. Under Stalin, labor camp prisoners became an important resource for the construction of many industries. (mining, railroad, etc.) In other words, man would have to manually construct railroad systems across the USSR territory. They build train tracks, which horrifically carried millions of corpses to be cruelly buried.
In the eyes of the authorities, a prisoner had almost no value.  Work environment was harsh and dreadful, for so, millions died of hunger, cold, and hard labor.

Prisoners of a Labor Camp working with boulders.

The word archipelago is commonly used as a metaphor for the camps, which were scattered through the sea of civil society like a chain of islands extending “from the Bering Strait almost to the Bosporus.”

A string of aristocrats, merchants, and other people defined as potential “enemies” were duly imprisoned. The prisoners inside the Gulag camps varied from robbers and killers to political prisoners , "political prisoners" were actually innocent people
who were guilty in the mistrustful eyes of the NKVD.

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