Forced-Labor Camps in the Soviet Union
- Alternate Title:
- Location of Forced-Labor Camps in the Soviet Union: Areas in red indicate groups of camps under the central GULAG control system. Hammer and sickle indicate individual camps under control of local authorities
- Forced-Labor Camps in the Soviet Union
- Persuasive Maps: PJ Mode Collection
- Levine, Isaac Don, 1892-1981
- Other Creators:
- American Federation of Labor, Free Trade Union Committee
- Posted Date:
- ID Number:
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- File Name:
- 1940 - 1959
- Work Type:
prints (visual works)
- Communism & Cold War
- 22 x 37 (centimeters, height x width)
- Maps of the Soviet forced labor camps, the “Gulag,” are some of the most dramatic and best-known Western propaganda images of the Cold War, among “the most widely-circulated pieces of anti-Communist literature.” Barney 2015, 120; see generally ibid. 117-133. The collection includes a number of these, from 1945 to 1982; see Subjects > Communism & Cold War.
For background on this map, see Notes for ID #1345 ("'Gulag' - Slavery, Inc.", Time Magazine). This version of the map was the centerpiece of an AFL pamphlet entitled Slave Labor in the Soviet World, which contained a substantial amount of supporting data. Text on the map itself say "The size and scope of the forced-labor camp network in the Soviet Union has been verified through thousands of release certificates, three of which are shown here. Each states the location of the particular camp in which the prisoner was confined by the NKVD and bears its official seal."
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- American Federation of Labor. 1951. Slave Labor in the Soviet World. New York: The Federation, 16-17.
- Cite As:
- P.J. Mode collection of persuasive cartography, #8548. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
- Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
- Archival Collection:
- P.J. Mode collection of persuasive cartography
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