GULAG SURVIVORS REMEMBERED — The ….
GULAG SURVIVORS REMEMBERED — The Honors World History students at Vidalia High School are studying the USSR, the Communist regime, and the Cold War. Under Joseph Stalin, over 18 million Russians were imprisoned at gulags, where they were forced to work hard labor under horrible conditions. The students made memorial posters to commemorate survivors of these labor camps and these memorials were posted throughout the high school. Although millions of prisoners were released after Stalin's death in
1953, the gulags remained open for political prisoners until Gorbachev closed them in
1987. L to R: Tuck McDonald (Alexander Dolgun), Bryant Owens (Antonov Ovseyenko), Peyton Corbett (Vasily Kavalyov), Dottie McDaniel (Cecilia Kovachova).