The Road of Death

The Road of Death

The Road of Death
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Citizens of Salekhard celebrating the start of the Salekhard-Igarka Railroad project, 1949. The banner reads: "Glory to The Great Stalin."
CREDIT:  Tomasz Kizny
Road of Death - Officers
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Officers of the Northern Administration of Railroad Construction Camps. Salekhard, 1947.
CREDIT:  Tomasz Kizny
Road of Death - Transport
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Transport to into the Siberian wasteland was often difficult. In the winter, tractors with steel tracks were often used to transport prisoners through the cold to distant camps.
CREDIT:  Tomasz Kizny
The Road of Death - Railroad Building
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Prisoners building the railway line connecting Chum and Labytnangy, 1947.
CREDIT:  Tomasz Kizny
The Road of Death - Flooding
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A Spring Fllod in the Nadym River region in the western section of the Road of Death. The route of the railroad crossed dozens of streams and rivers in the West Siberian Lowlands.
CREDIT:  Tomasz Kizny
The Road of Death
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The Road of Death Today
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An abandoned locomotive on the tracks of the Road of Death.
CREDIT:  Tomasz Kizny
The Road of Death - Watchtower
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An abandoned watchtower on the Road of Death
CREDIT:  Tomasz Kizny
The Road of Death - Graves
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Prisoners' graves. At the burial site, camp administrators erected a post with a sign giving only the prisoner's file number.
CREDIT:  Tomasz Kizny
The Road of Death - Remains
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Prisoners' bowls.
CREDIT:  Tomasz Kizny
The Road of Death - Barracks
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Two-story wooden bunks in the prisoners' barracks.
CREDIT:  Tomasz Kizny
Photos from the collection Tomasz Kizny, author of Gulag.