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Gulag: A History Topics for Discussion

Anne Applebaum
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Describe what a prisoner's life was like in the Gulag system. How might a prisoner's life be different in one camp to another?

Compare and contrast the Gulag camps with those in Nazi Germany. In what ways do the two systems differ?

How did authorities control prisoners? Why was this an important part of the Gulag system?

Describe the ways that prisoners resisted the camp system. Why do you think they did these things? What did they risk?

Analyze the use of fear and uncertainty in the Soviet regime. How were these aspects utilized within the camps and in the wider society? What did their use accomplish for authorities?

Compare and contrast the Gulag system under Stalin with at least one other Soviet leader. In what ways were the camps the same? How did they differ over the time periods?

Describe the processes of...

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