The Gulag Online virtual museum presents the basic form and dimensions of Soviet repression through a virtual reconstruction of a Gulag camp, specific life stories, selected objects, documents and texts. We have attempted to deliver a representative selection of essential information; our ambition is not to cover every detail of the Soviet system of repression.read more
The Gulag and Soviet repressions: the numbers of victims from among Czechs, Slovaks, Poles, and Germans
The victims of the Gulag, executions, and deportations included more than one million Germans, approximately 700,000 Poles, and more than 20,000 Cz...
Reflections on Soviet repressions in Central Europe
The Gulag and Soviet repressions are part of our common European history.
The biggest mass murder of Czechs in the USSR
This year, the Saint Wenceslas Day marks the 85th anniversary of the execution of 80 innocent Czechs in Zhytomyr.
The Magnificent One – Nikolai Braun and his poems against the invasion of 1968
This is the story of a Russian who faced Soviet tanks alone, being even lonelier than the globally renowned eight brave protesters. And he paid for...
Czechs and the Great Terror
The five-part documentary series Czechs and the Great Terror reveals the unknown fates of Czechs who were executed, deported or imprisoned in the G...
A Journey to the Gulag - documentary movie
Mosquitos, freezing cold, mysterious taiga. Inhospitable places where thousands of prisoners suffered. To document abandoned Gulags in Siberia, you...
The scale of Soviet political terror
The long-standing discussion regarding the scale of terror often relies on intuitive ideas about political terror in the Soviet period rather than ...
3D gallery of objects from the Gulag
Objects of Gulag prisoners' daily life – shoes, hats, serving bowls, spoons, a bread pan, a hand-made colander, and many more – can be viewed now a...
Soviet repression and deportations in the Baltic states
History of Soviet repressions and victims of deportations in Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia - a material for the occasion of June 14 deportation ann...
The history of the Gulag
The creation of a system of concentration and correctional labour camps began in the Soviet Union in 1919 but “blossomed” during Stalin’s reign of ...
Anton a Karel Šilhaví
Anton Šilhavý pomáhal elektrifikovat SSSR, zatčen v roce 1936, poslán na Kolymu a popraven. Karel Šilhavý pracoval v SSSR jako inženýr, zatčen 1938...
Druhý díl z dokumentárního cyklu Češi a Velký teror „Prchajíce před kapitalistickým vykořisťováním a nezaměstnaností, přijeli před třinácti lety d...
Čtvrtý díl z dokumentárního cyklu Češi a Velký teror
Koncem 30. let se Sovětským svazem přelila brutální vlna státního teroru proti vlastním obyvatelům. Oběťmi byli často občané „podezřelých“ národnos...
Food bowl 2
Aluminum bowl for eating
A wheelbarrow, or rather a shear (no wheel), to carry uranium ore in mines in a camp in the Marble Gorge.
Notebook with diary entries, technical drawings and diagrams.
New Year's letter
A New Year’s greeting for 1953 that we found unburned in the stove of an abandoned camp.
Work boot from the Barabanikha cam