Blind Prisoners Waiting for Rations

Description

Color sketch from Evfrosiniia Kersnovskaia's self-illustrated memoirs that depicts a group of blind prisoners lining up for food. Malnutrition and vitamin deficiency caused many cases of blindness, often referred to as night-blindness. She described how night-blinded camp inmates tried to finish eating their food near the food delivery window.

Creator

Evfrosiniia Kersnovskaia

Source

Evfrosiniia Kersnovskaia Foundation, Moscow

Bibliographic Citation

Evfrosiniia Kersnovskaia, "Blind Prisoners Waiting for Rations." Gulag: Many Days, Many Lives, Item #272 (accessed December 09 2018, 6:02 pm)