Suicide in the Soviet Gulag camps.

@article{Krysinska2008SuicideIT,
  title={Suicide in the Soviet Gulag camps.},
  author={Karolina Krysinska and David Lester},
  journal={Archives of suicide research : official journal of the International Academy for Suicide Research},
  year={2008},
  volume={12 2},
  pages={170-9}
}
About 18 million Soviet citizens passed through the Gulag system of labor and concentration camps between 1929 and 1953. Based upon literary evidence from camp survivors and published documents, the authors present reports of attempted suicide and completed suicide, along with a discussion of whether suicide in Gulag camps was a frequent or rare behavior. Similar to reports from the Nazi concentration camps during WWII the existence of Muselmänner or dokhodyagi, the dying prisoners emaciated by… CONTINUE READING

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