Goners Waiting for Discarded Food


Color sketch from Evfrosiniia Kersnovskaia's self-illustrated memoir of goners waiting for camp cooks to dump out food trash. In the accompanying text, Kersnovskaia descibes an episode when "dokhodiagi" (or "goners" in camp slang) were waiting for leftovers from the camp's hospital. They ran to the trash bin and took bits of food including fish scales causing one former professor to regurgitate his meal.


Evfrosiniia Kersnovskaia


Evfrosiniia Kersnovskaia Foundation, Moscow

Bibliographic Citation

Evfrosiniia Kersnovskaia, "Goners Waiting for Discarded Food." Gulag: Many Days, Many Lives, Item #142 (accessed May 27 2021, 1:07 pm)