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Russia and its Empire in Eurasia: Cartographic Resources in the Library of Congress

Prisons and Concentration Camps

Panikarov, Ivan Aleksandrovich, cartographer. Karta ispravitel'no-trudovykh lagereĭ, nakhodivshikhsi︠a︡ na territorii tresta "Dal'stroĭ" (nyne Magadanskai︠a︡ oblast') v 1930-1950 godakh. 1994. Original held by Memory of Kolyma Museum. Digital image available through the Library of Congress website.

The division holds very few maps depicting prison camps that were part of the GULAG system run by the former Soviet Union in the twentieth century. The one pictured at right is from a repository in Kolyma and was digitized in the early 2000s to make available for research through the World Digital Library. A few additional items are listed and described on the Library of Congress online catalog under the term "concentration camps Soviet Union maps." The remaining uncataloged materials are noted below.

Single Maps

The division holds five uncataloged maps depicting prisons and concentration camps in Russia and the former Soviet Union for the period ca. 1940 to 1954. They are filed under the category of USSR -- Prisons.