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Martin Previsic

The Yugoslav Gulag: The Goli otok (Barren Island) Labor Camp, 1949-1956

Lecture | April 4 | 4-6 p.m. | 270 Stephens Hall


Martin Previsic, Assistant Professor of History, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb

Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES)


The Goli otok (Barren island) labor camp was one of the best kept secrets in Tito’s 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.


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