About this Project
The Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason University presents Gulag: Many Days, Many Lives, which immerses viewers in the history of the Soviet Union’s vast system of forced labor camps.
Millions of prisoners suffered the brutal assault on human dignity that was the Gulag. Many Days, Many Lives presents the history of this system through a browseable archive of video, art, artifacts, photographs, and the life stories of former Gulag prisoners. Online exhibitions take visitors on a thematic exploration of Gulag life, including a virtual tour of the reconstructed camp and museum made possible by the Gulag Museum at Perm-36. Teaching resources for introducing the Gulag’s history into middle and high school classrooms are available.
The project is funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities; Title VIII, The U.S. Department of State; Kennan Institute; and Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University.