Soviet Slave Labor - 5 CategoriesSubmitted by donvino on Thu, 11/01/2012 - 16:07
In order of harshness - least to worst
1. Labor Levy
2. Compulsory Works
3. Correctional Labor Colonies
4. Special Settlements - Spetsposielki
5. Correctional Labor Camps - 'Death Camps' ...on the edge of the polar desert, from which no inmate was ever expected to return.
Tsar period penal camps - 1913 - 32,757 inmates (5000 political prisoners)
Stalin period - between 15-30 million inmates
On the gate of every Soviet concentration camp were marked the words...
"Work is a matter of honor, a matter of valor and heroism. - Stalin."