If you will allow me to once again impose on your wealth of
knowledge, I ran into a problem I can't seem to solve. Using the
proper Russian name of Darovatka, I looked up the actual map (on
www.multimap.com) and found both of the labor camps as well as the
cities of Neya and Shary'a (THANK YOU!). But then, I realized, that
on these maps Neya is EAST of Shary'a yet, on a World Atlas map
it's WEST of Shary'a!!! Yet the proximity between the cities appears
the same so it can't be that there are two of either of these
cities. So how can East/West be reversed? If you'd like, I can
attach both maps for your scrutiny.
Thanks to your guidance, I was also able to correct ,what I believe
now, an error in my book. I was under the impression that Dorwatka
was in close proximity to SHUYA, but it's possible that because of
the similarity of names (SHUYA vs SHARY'A), I had the two cities
confused. So again, I'm indebted to you! You have been an
invaluable source of information to me!
BOZENA - Florida, USA
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, "ANTONI KAZIMIERSKI"
> Bozena, I am glad to have directed you further in your search.
> You are absolutely right in your assessment of the deportations,
camps and conditions in them.
> I try to use description of places in a similar way they are
described by the 'Memorial' Society and the Archives in various
documents. In no way do I wish/intend to diminish the severity of the
> You also said that at some time the people were allowed to approach
local kolkhoz; this would not have been possible in lagers of Kolyma
> The modern photography shows clearly, that even today, after more
than 65 years, Russian economy benefits from the labours of the GULag
system in the Soviet times.