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The Dennos Museum Center

Gulag: History of a Camp

January 16 - February 20, 2010

This exhibit traces the history of the Soviet Union's forced labor camp system and its impact on Russia and the world today. The vast network of labor camps repressed political opposition and provided labor to fuel the Soviet Union's economic engine. At its height, the camps imprisoned over 5 million citizens. This exhibition, which focuses on the camp at Perm-36 (the only surviving site left in Russia), was organized by the Midwest Institute for International and Multicultural Education and the Gulag Museum at Perm-36 and is presented in cooperation with Northwestern Michigan College's Center for Instructional Excellence.