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Kolyma Tales Chapter Summary & Analysis - Lend-Lease, Condensed Milk Summary

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Lend-Lease, Condensed Milk Summary

Lend-Lease

The Lend-Lease gifts from the United States begin to change Kolyma. Lots of things are looted by the administration, from food to clothing, but the prisoners begin to get more food. Spam luncheon meat is mixed into their soup, and adds to their nutrition. Tons of tasteless white bread adds to their caloric intake and saves lives of people otherwise destined to starve to death. Transportation in the camps improves with the arrival of huge American trucks. Prisoners eat glycerin, which is called "American honey," and even machine grease, before being told that it is for a machine. A tractor arrives, but can only be driven by a non-political criminal. However, instead of moving logs, the tractor is used to carry bodies buried in a shallow grave to a much deeper pit. The corpses are from 1938, years ago, but because of the...

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