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Gulag : a history

Author: Anne Applebaum
Publisher: London. [England] : Allen Lane, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This work draws together the mass of memoirs published in Russia to explore the vast network of labour camps which were once scattered across Russia. It argues that the camps remained the state's  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anne Applebaum
ISBN: 0713993227 9780713993226
OCLC Number: 223707617
Description: xii, 610 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: The origins of the gulag, 1917-1939: Bolshevik beginnings; "The First Camp of the Gulag"; 1929 - the great turning point: the White Sea canal; the camps expand; the great terror and its aftermath. Life and work in the camps: arrest; prison; transport, arrival, selection; life in the camps; work in the camps; punishment and reward; the guards; the prisoners; women and children; the dying; strategies of survival; rebellion and escape. The rise and fall of the camp-industrial complex, 1940-1986: the war begins; "strangers"; amnesty - and afterwards; the zenith of the camp-industrial complex; the death of Stalin; the Zeks' revolution; thaw - and release; the era of the dissidents; the 1980 - smashing statues.
Responsibility: Anne Applebaum.

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