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The Resource Drawings from the Gulag, drawings and text, Danzig Baldaev ; translation, Polly Gannon and Ast A. Moore

Drawings from the Gulag, drawings and text, Danzig Baldaev ; translation, Polly Gannon and Ast A. Moore

Label
Drawings from the Gulag
Title
Drawings from the Gulag
Statement of responsibility
drawings and text, Danzig Baldaev ; translation, Polly Gannon and Ast A. Moore
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • rus
  • rus
  • eng
Summary
"Featuring over 130 drawings and texts by Danzig Baldaev, author of the acclaimed Russian Criminal Tattoo Encyclopaedia, this book describes the history, horror and peculiarities of the Gulag system from its inception in 1918. Baldaev's work as a prison guard allowed him to travel across the former USSR where he witnessed scenes of everyday life in the Gulag first-hand, chronicling this previously closed world from both sides of the wire. The drawings, made during the Communist period, form a devastating document, a haunting echo of the works of Varlam Shalamov and Alexandr Solzhenitsyn. With every vignette, Baldaev brings his characters to vivid life: from the lowest zek (inmate) to the most violent tattooed vor (thief), the practises and inhabitants of the Gulag system are revealed in incredible and shocking detail. He documents the contempt shown by the authorities to those imprisoned, and the transformation of these citizens into survivors or victims. This graphic depiction exposes the systematic methods of torture and mass murder of millions undertaken by the administration, as well as the atrocities committed by criminals on their fellow inmates."--Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
UKM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1925-2005
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Baldaev, D. S.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Language note
Captions and text within drawings in Russian, with English translations in footnotes; supplementary text in English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Political prisoners
  • Political prisoners
  • Prisons
  • Concentration camps
  • Forced labor
  • Soviet Union
Label
Drawings from the Gulag, drawings and text, Danzig Baldaev ; translation, Polly Gannon and Ast A. Moore
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"All footnotes have been researched and written by the editors"--P. 7
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 239)
Contents
Birth of the Gulag -- Arrest, interrogation and imprisonment -- Journey to the camp -- The Gulag system -- Life -- Death -- Hard labour -- Re-education -- Children -- Hunger -- The power of the criminals -- Subjugation and punishment -- Escapees and deniers -- The country becomes a Gulag -- Holocaust -- The settling of scores inside camps -- A comparison of Communist Party and criminal power structures -- Forms of humiliation, torture and murder practised in the Gulag -- Terms used to describe prisoners of the Gulag -- Prevalent diseases and illnesses among prisoners of the Gulag -- Prisoner's sadistic games, jokes and entertainment -- Terms used to describe the actions of the prison system administration
Control code
ocn640082770
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
239 p.
Isbn
9780956356246
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
(OCoLC)640082770
Label
Drawings from the Gulag, drawings and text, Danzig Baldaev ; translation, Polly Gannon and Ast A. Moore
Publication
Note
"All footnotes have been researched and written by the editors"--P. 7
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 239)
Contents
Birth of the Gulag -- Arrest, interrogation and imprisonment -- Journey to the camp -- The Gulag system -- Life -- Death -- Hard labour -- Re-education -- Children -- Hunger -- The power of the criminals -- Subjugation and punishment -- Escapees and deniers -- The country becomes a Gulag -- Holocaust -- The settling of scores inside camps -- A comparison of Communist Party and criminal power structures -- Forms of humiliation, torture and murder practised in the Gulag -- Terms used to describe prisoners of the Gulag -- Prevalent diseases and illnesses among prisoners of the Gulag -- Prisoner's sadistic games, jokes and entertainment -- Terms used to describe the actions of the prison system administration
Control code
ocn640082770
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
239 p.
Isbn
9780956356246
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
(OCoLC)640082770

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