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The Resource Stalin's Gulag at war : forced labour, mass death, and Soviet victory in the Second World War, Wilson T. Bell

Stalin's Gulag at war : forced labour, mass death, and Soviet victory in the Second World War, Wilson T. Bell

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Stalin's Gulag at war : forced labour, mass death, and Soviet victory in the Second World War
Title
Stalin's Gulag at war
Title remainder
forced labour, mass death, and Soviet victory in the Second World War
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Wilson T. Bell
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Language
eng
Summary
Stalin's Gulag at War places the Gulag within the story of the regional wartime mobilization of Western Siberia during the Second World War. Far from Moscow, Western Siberia was a key area for evacuated factories and for production in support of the war effort. Wilson T. Bell explores a diverse array of issues, including mass death, informal practices such as black markets, and the responses of prisoners and personnel to the war. The region's camps were never prioritized, and faced a constant struggle to mobilize for the war. Prisoners in these camps, however, engaged in such activities as sewing Red Army uniforms, manufacturing artillery shells, and constructing and working in major defense factories. The myriad responses of prisoners and personnel to the war reveal the Gulag as a complex system, but one that was closely tied to the local, regional, and national war effort, to the point where prisoners and non-prisoners frequently interacted. At non-priority camps, moreover, the area's many forced labour camps and colonies saw catastrophic death rates, often far exceeding official Gulag averages. Ultimately, prisoners played a tangible role in Soviet victory, but the cost was incredibly high, both in terms of the health and lives of the prisoners themselves, and in terms of Stalin's commitment to total, often violent, mobilization to achieve the goals of the Soviet state.--
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1977-
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Bell, Wilson T.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Stalin, Joseph
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Concentration camps
  • Forced labor
  • Political persecution
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Soviet Union
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Stalin's Gulag at war : forced labour, mass death, and Soviet victory in the Second World War, Wilson T. Bell
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
on1029776234
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiv, 262 pages
Isbn
9781487523091
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1029776234
Label
Stalin's Gulag at war : forced labour, mass death, and Soviet victory in the Second World War, Wilson T. Bell
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1029776234
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiv, 262 pages
Isbn
9781487523091
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1029776234

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