The Gulag in East Germany Soviet Special Camps, 1945–1950 By Ulrich Merten


Drawing upon older as well as more recent English- and German-language scholarship on the topic, Merten not only seeks to inform the American general public about the Soviet concentration camps in East Germany, a serious matter which remains virtually unknown or forgotten outside of Germany itself, but also to expose at the same time the Soviet Union’s clear violation of human rights in this and other instances. The Gulag in East Germany: Soviet Special Camps, 1945–1950, gives a much-deserved “voice” to thousands upon thousands of German victims of Stalinism exported abroad - Dr. Eric J. Schmaltz, Northwestern Oklahoma State University