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Kolyma was the harshest and most remote of the Gulag prison systems. It is estimated that as many as three million men and women perished in these labor camps from overwork, lack of adequate food, clothing, and shelter, and also from beatings and shootings. Uncle Joe really knew how to take care of his comrades.
George Robert Ackworth Conquest was a British historian who became a well known writer and researcher on the Soviet Union with the publication, in 1968, of his account of Stalin's purges of the 1930s, The Great Terror.More about Robert Conquest...