The Yugoslav Gulag: The Goli otok (Barren Island) Labor Camp, 1949-1956
Lecture | April 4 | 4-6 p.m. | 270 Stephens Hall
The Goli otok (Barren island) labor camp was one of the best kept secrets in Titos Yugoslavia. During the Tito-Stalin split of 1948, over 13,000 genuine and alleged Stalin supporters were incarcerated and subjected to harsh treatment. Violence and hard labor were used in order to politically re-educate inmates. Several methods used in the camps, including a complex system of fictional self-management, make Goli otok a unique labor camp phenomenon in 20th-century history.