Russia labor camps #russia


Shimy Karni
 

I found testimonies written by my aunt about my fathers and his brother, my uncle.
The testimonies are about the following labor camps and I have questions about them:
1. I quote: " in the summer of 1942 i was transferred to around Archangelsk, Siberia.
I helped to build roads in order to get Coal Mines...".
I looked at Wikipedia, and I did not see coal mines in the area. 
Also I am not sure if Archangelsk is in Siberia.
Can any one advise?
2.  I quote: "From Kazan I was sent to another labor camp in Dunbar..."
Does any one knows where is this place?

Thanks,
Shimi Karni, Israel


Barbara Hemmendinger
 

Arkhangelsk is not in Siberia at all.  It lies to the far north and slightly east of Moscow.  Here is Wikipedia’s description:  “Arkhangelsk, also known in English as Archangel and Archangelsk, is a city and the administrative center of Arkhangelsk Oblast, Russia. It lies on both banks of the Northern Dvina near its exit into the White Sea. The city spreads for over 40 kilometers along the banks of the river and numerous islands of its delta.“

BTW, Anne Applebaum’s book Gulag (2003) is a compendium of information about the Stalinist labor/concentration camps, but I see no mention of Dunbar in the index.  Could that word refer to Donbas, Ukraine?

Barbara Hemmendinger 
Williamsport, PA, USA