Blind Prisoners Waiting for Rations


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.


Evfrosiniia Kersnovskaia


Evfrosiniia Kersnovskaia Foundation, Moscow

Bibliographic Citation

Evfrosiniia Kersnovskaia, "Blind Prisoners Waiting for Rations." Gulag: Many Days, Many Lives, Item #272 (accessed March 24 2018, 2:11 am)