Dokhodiagi (Goners)

Description

Sveshnikov sketch of "goners" digging through the trash heap for scraps. Some prisoners became so overwhelmed by continual hunger that they were driven to eating anything they could find, including trash. They were known as "goners" in camp slang, as they had only a slim chance of surviving the camps.

Creator

Boris Petrovich Sveshnikov

Source

International Memorial Society, Moscow

Bibliographic Citation

Boris Petrovich Sveshnikov, "Dokhodiagi (Goners)." Gulag: Many Days, Many Lives, Item #143 (accessed December 12 2017, 3:08 pm)

Collection

Memorial Moscow