Vorkuta

Tomasz Kizny Gulag Photos: Vorkuta

Vorkuta - Infermery
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The Camp Hospital in Vorkuta, 1945
CREDIT:  Tomasz Kizny
Vorkuta
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The Vorkuta industrial concentration camp complex was located 160km above the Arctic Circle. The city had a population of approximately 15,000 and about 50 camps with more than 50,000 inmates.
CREDIT:  Tomasz Kizny
Vorkuta - Graves
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The cemetery for prisoners and exiles. In the background is Mine number 9-10 and on the horizon, is Mine Number 1, the Kapitalnaia. Dead prisoners were buried in the tundra with a simple post driven into the ground with their camp number on it.In 1956, released inmates found the graves of friends an erected crosses.
CREDIT:  Tomasz Kizny
Vorkuta - Prisoners
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Jadwiga Olechnowicz and Edward Muszynski after their release from Vorkuta.
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Vorkuta - Today
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Vorkuta Today
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An image of the Vorkuta city gate as it looks today.
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Vorkuta - Cemetery
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Vorkuta Today
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A cemetery near Mine Number 29, now known as the Yur-Shor mine, where prisoners shot during the prisoner strike in 1953 are buried.
CREDIT:  Tomasz Kizny
Photos from the collection Tomasz Kizny, author of Gulag.