I did write a brief note to NY Times to remind them that Poland had never been a non-Russian or any other type of Russian republic. The text itself accurately states that Poland had built the Memorial and that it had been part of the Soviet bloc.
This is the inaccurate caption under the Polish Memorial's picture:
"In Norilsk, an industrial complex and former penal colony in Siberia, the most prominent memorials so far, like the one at right to Polish prisoners, were built by non-Russian republics, now free of the Soviet bloc, whose citizens died in the Soviet gulag. A campaign by survivors for an official monument to all of the victims has been met with official indifference"
Los Angeles, USA
hjtrevelyan <hjtrevelyan@...> wrote:
Some of you may wish to read "Comes the Thaw, the Gulag's Bones Tell
Their Dark Tale" by Steven Lee Meyers, included is a picture of a
Memorial to Polish prisoners build by Poland in Norilsk. I think NY