TO: Whom it may concern

     I am one of the millions of slave laborers who were part of Kolyma's tragic past, and who, like so many nameless others, were slated to become historical dust and pass into oblivion in the Great Soviet Plan. I am one of those who experienced Stalin's cruel terror, through painful incarceration in Kolyma's gold mine and the hard labor camp at Magadan, in the severe arctic climate of Siberia. As one of the fortunate survivors of this insane era of Stalinism, Communism, and dehumanizing slave labor, I feel obligated to write about those who suffered and perished, and to preserve the truth of these events for future generations. Those few of us who survived must ensure that posterity holds these crimes as a warning against ambitious and cruel rulers who have neither understanding nor compassion for their fellow human beings.


    Stanislaw J. Kowalski


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Also by Stanley J. Kowalski:
JAZLOWIEC: The Town Lost in History
Na Czerwonym Szlaku