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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Did you know? Russian Concentration/Labor camps Many Camps were located in small villages in need of work Or in northern Russia or Siberia How did labor camps affect those sent to them mentally and physically? Before WW2 Russia was taking control of many countries and arresting many people injustlyfor things like being related to someoneresisting the NKVD, or for picking up abook that was against the Sovietgovernment. Sound familiar? Sound familiar? Physical Affects: - malnutrition- lice-shorter life span for survivors- hygienic issues- diseases like scurvy- frostbite Most physical affects were caused by lack of food or proper clothing,or sometimes even abuse from NKVD officers Mental Affects: -PTSD-Sleeping Problems due to nightmares- excessive phobias -depression Some survivors with PTSD go as far as taking sleeping pills every night to help them sleep For survivors the life after the labor campis almost worse than the camp itselfthey are plagued with horrible memories and lasting physical affects and in some cases evenPTSD Did you know thatthe only records of prisoners kept by the NKVDwere death certificates? Most families were separatedat the very start of beingimprisoned. Men were put in different train cars thanwomen and children Did you know?, Leona. "Awaiting Translation: Lev Konson's Gulag Stories." Judaism 45.(1996): 119-127. OmniFile Full Text Select (H.W. Wilson). Web. 29 Jan. 2015'Dougherty, Mark J.1. "Stalin's Gulag Prisoners And Prevalence Of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder." Journal Of Loss & Trauma 6.1 (2001): 1-19. OmniFile Full Text Select (H.W. Wilson). Web. 29 Jan. 2015
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