Debating panel "Prisoners’ everyday life in Soviet prison system”

Who were the imprisoned in Soviet camps? What was their everyday life like? How high was the mortality rate among them? How did they get back home after being released? Looking for answers to these questions was the goal of participants attending the debating panel “Prisoners’ everyday life in Soviet prison system”. It took place in Książnica Podlaska (Podlaska Library) on 6th November 2017. The meeting was organized by Sybir Memorial Museum as a part of conference “The victors and the defeated – prisoners of Soviet camps”, coordinated by Institute of National Remembrance’s branch in Łódź and Jan Kochanowski University in Kielce.

The discussion was moderated by Professor Wojciech Śleszyński – Sybir Memorial Museum’s director – who introduced the audience to the topic and presented the experts: Professor Alexei Zakharchenko, Professor Alexander Repinetskiy, Doctor Dariusz Rogut and Doctor Marcin Zwolski. They addressed the issues mentioned above and discussed the topic of Soviet prison system. The audience joined the discussion after first lectures. As some of the listeners were themselves Siberian deportees, they revealed stories of their own life in Soviet captivity.

Do góry