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noun as in labor camp

noun as in prison camp

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These institutions inherit many of their practices from the gulags, a network of forced-labor camps that stretched across the Soviet Union.

Soviet leaders from Joseph Stalin onward wielded the gulags as a tool of political repression and exploited prison labor to kick-start the country’s industrialization and later build major infrastructure projects.

The dam and reservoir were also built by gulag prisoners, who worked through the war to make sure the unfinished station could still power Moscow.

A former lover of Shostakovich, the writer Galina Serebryakova, disappeared into the Gulag camps.

When I wrote the novel about the Gulag, House of Meetings, the name Stalin only appears in a footnote very early on.

I am sure that no one in a Gulag or Kanz-lager would have turned their nose up at some fresh poultry.

It was post-Stalin, and they were unthreatened by the gulag, but censored and surveilled.

Inside of prison, even our privileged American prison, scarcity is just as much of an issue as it was in the Gulag.

Gular suture: the line of division between the gulag or throat and the gene or cheeks.

They cruised into a private gate, away from the militarized gulag that fronted Miami International.

In 1974, after publishing Gulag Archipelago (about life in Soviet prison camps), the writer was exiled from his homeland.

Gulo-mental: includes the region covered by the gulag and mentum.


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On this page you'll find 31 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to gulag, such as: gas chamber, internment camp, prison camp, death camp, detention camp, and forced-labor camp.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.