The Nazino affair was the mass deportation of 6, people to Nazino Island in the Soviet .. In a documentary L’île aux Cannibales (Cannibal Island) was made, based on the book. , ISBN · Werth, Nicolas ( ), Cannibal Island: Death in a Siberian Gulag, Princeton University Press, ISBN. Cannibal Island has ratings and 7 reviews. Rodrigo said: An impressive book. A real story of death, suffering and violence. What impresses me the mos. Cannibal Island: In , Nearly 5, Died In One Of Stalin’s Most GULAG – the network of labor camps that spread across the Soviet Union.

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Cannibal Island: Death in a Siberian Gulag

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. It is hard to tell how many, even who diedbecause declared documents had been confiscated at the time of arrest, or by police organs at the detention centers, or on the train by criminals who used them to smoke.

Left there to starve and to die, they eventually began to eat each other. People were running away starving. These people were abandoned on the island of Nazino without food or shelter. Michael Mahony rated it did not like it Oct 15, Yagoda and Berman’s plan was based on the experience of deporting 2, ih wealthier land owning peasants and other agricultural workers to the same areas that had occurred in the previous three years as part of the Dekulakization policy.


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Within thirteen weeks, over 4, of the deportees related to Nazino Island had died or disappeared, and a majority of the survivors were in ill health. There were no ovens to bake bread, so the deportees ate the flour mixed with river water, which led to dysentery.

Marcin rated it liked it Oct 27, They were abandoned with only flour for food, and little in the way of tools, clothing, or shelter, and those who attempted to leave were killed by armed guards. It was translated into English in Parausanu Emanuel-Liviu rated it liked it Nov 15, Retrieved September 29, Left there to starve and to die, they eventually began to eat each other.

In an effort to fill quotas, officers in cities picked up anyone sibfrian a passport. The stories are horrifying.

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Steven rated it really liked it Jan 15, They mixed it with water and drank it and then they immediately got diarrhea. River transport to the final labor camps was closed until the start of May deeath ice on the Ob and Tom Rivers cleared.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. They were given a handful of flour. They were given a handful of flour.


What impresses me the most is how an ideology that was built on the foundations of solidarity, equality and justice gave rise to probably the most monstrous regime ever built in the history of mankind. Views Read Edit View history.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The repressive machine, built up with bureaucratic precision, with quotas, objectives and teams desperate to reach their targets rounding up people to be sent to death camps with no particular reason. Account Options Sign in.

People were dying everywhere; they were killing each other Many of the victims were sent to labor camps, but ten sibedian of them were dumped in a remote wasteland and left to fend for themselves. Miriam rated it liked it Feb 12, Many of the victims were sent to labor camps, but ten thousand of them were dumped in a remote wasteland and left to Retrieved from ” https: However, some of them brought their documents with them: Stacey rated it liked it Feb 02,