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What was gulag as in USSR, WW2?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Gulag- "Corrective Labor Camps and Colonies"

    Over 3 millions Russians alone were sentenced to these camps from 1939 to 1949. All German prisoners of war were sent to these camps and only 1% even came home a decade after the war was over. It is estimated that over 30 million were eventually deported to these camps and the same survival rate was for all.

    Historic survivors;

    Alexander Solzhenitsyn (Russian writer)

    Wrote "The Gulag Archipelago"

    Eric Hartmann (German Fighter Pilot)

    Top Ace pilot in the world still today with 352 air 'kills'

    Karlo Stajner (Austrian Communist)

    Wrote "7000 days in Siberia"

  • Gary D
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    1 decade ago

    A gulag was a prison camp, typically in a place far away from Russian cities, like Siberia or Eastern Russia where you would be put to work doing forced hard labor. If you didn't conform to the labor requirements or fell behind in your work, you would be executed. Most people imprisoned in the gulags were political prisoners, people who disagreed with Stalin, or Russian Jews or Gypsys who were persecuted under Russian pogroms.

  • abbreviation of Glavnoye Upravleniye Ispravitelno-trudovykh Lagerey (Russian: “Chief Administration of Corrective Labour Camps”)

    the system of Soviet labour camps and accompanying detention and transit camps and prisons that from the 1920s to the mid-1950s housed the political prisoners and criminals of the Soviet Union. At its height the Gulag imprisoned millions of people.

  • 1 decade ago

    Prison camps for anyone that Stalin and his goverment didn't like.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Soviet prison system. You can imagine the rest.

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