Gulag Town, Company Town - Forced Labor and its Legacy in Vorkuta
Forced Labor and Its Legacy in Vorkuta
Offers a reassessment of the infamous "Gulag Archipelago" by exploring the history of Vorkuta, an arctic coal-mining outpost originally established in the 1930s as a prison camp complex. This study makes an important historical contribution to our understanding of forced labour in the Soviet Union and its enduring legacy.
Alan Barenberg is assistant professor of history at Texas Tech University. He lives in Lubbock, TX.