Life in a Siberian logging camp #russia

Sharon E Siegel

Looking for anyone who might have endured life in a Siberian logging camp, where our late parents were before being released by boat to Russian work farms.
Sharon E. Siegel 
Port Jervis, NY USA


If you don't get a response, read Alexander Solzhenitsen's novel "One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich"

James Castellan
Rose Valley, PA

Sherri Bobish


You may want to contact YIVO:

Jonathan Brent, the Executive  Director of YIVO, is very knowledgeable about Stalin era logging camps.  I took a class of his, and he spoke on the topic.

YIVO may be able to assist you in your search for further information.

Best regards,

Sherri Bobish

Eva Robotnick

I wasn't in a Siberian logging camp "laagers" but both my parents were.
My mother's family (and herself) were transported by train from Grodek Jagiellonski (by NKVD) to Bodaybo
(near Irkutsk), Siberia. If you are a member of Gesher Galicia, I have an article in this December issue entitled
"The Raab Family From Generation to Generation" which gives some info regarding
their life in a logging camp outside of Bodaybo, and later at a "sovkhoz" (Soviet state-owned farm near Saratov).

My father was taken by the NKVD from Bialystok to a logging camp in northern Siberia (Syktyvkar,
region Rofstug in the Komi Republic, part of the Arkhangelsk Oblast).

Again, I myself was not alive at the time, so all of my info are just stories I have from my parents.
If interested, you can contact me at email:  erobotnick@...

Eva Robotnick