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My uncle died in Vladivostok on Christmas Eve, 1945, of pneumonia contracted from lying on the frozen ground while repairing a derelict truck in a bid to ease the prisoners' labors.

While a bit superficial for those of us familiar with the GULAG, the exhibit is an excellent introduction for a public which is mostly unaware of the existence of such a system.

Andrejs PramnieksMarch 27, 2008Link to this Entry