What was life like in the Gulag camps, how many of these camps were there in the Soviet Union, and how could a person end up in one? These are just some of the questions explored by a new educational project designed for primary and secondary school students. It was created by the organisation Gulag.cz and is now being tested in one of Prague’s schools.
Ninth graders in a primary school in Prague’s district of Karlín are discussing what they know about the Gulag camps, the infamous Soviet labour camps where approximately 1.6 million people died under the Stalin rule.
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Author: Ruth Fraňková; Lucie Korcová