Gulag: Many Days, Many Lives

CHNM’s first online exhibitions, GULAG: Many Days, Many Lives immerses visitors in the varied experiences the vast and brutal Soviet prison camp system. The Gulag existed neither as a single unified experience, nor as a single unified institution. Comprised of a variety of forms of harsh detention for a diversity of prisoners, it existed as a massive machine influencing the lives of countless people. GULAG: Many Days, Many Lives presents this diversity of experience through full prisoner biographies, audio and video clips, an extensive primary source archive, and a set of illustrated, narrative exhibits. In cooperation with the Gulag Museum of Perm, Russia, the website also offers a virtual tour of a reconstructed prison camp.


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