Illness and inhumanity in Stalin's Gulag /

A new and chilling study of lethal human exploitation in the Soviet forced labor camps, one of the pillars of Stalinist terror In a shocking new study of life and death in Stalin's Gulag, historian Golfo Alexopoulos suggests that Soviet forced labor camps were driven by brutal exploitation and...

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Author / Creator: Alexopoulos, Golfo (Author)
Format: eBook Electronic
Imprint: New Haven : Yale University Press, 2017.
Series:Yale-Hoover series on authoritarian regimes.
Online Access:Click here for full text at JSTOR
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction: Exploiting "human raw material"
  • Food: "Whoever does not work, shall not eat"
  • Prisoners: "The contingent"
  • Health: "Physical labor capability"
  • Illness and mortality: "Lost labor days"
  • Invalids: "Inferior workforce"
  • Releases: "Unloading the ballast"
  • Power: "We are not doctors but delousers"
  • Selection: "The more (and less) valuable human element"
  • Exploitation: "Labor utilization"
  • Epilogue: Deaths and deceptions.