Museum exhibit /Box used as a head-rest
A box used as a head-rest for prison bunks. It was used for keeping the prisoner’s property and foodstuffs. On the inside of the lid there are notes in pencil (dates an numbers – probably the days remaining or time already done in days). The box was found in 1989 by an expedition run by the Lithuanian Union of Political Prisoners and Exiles on the territory of Ermakovo Settlement in Krasnoyarsk Region (“Building No.503”). It is kept in the Museum of Exile and Resistance (Kaunas, Lithuanian Republic).(Photograph 2010). 
 
 
 
 
Date of acquisition1989
 
Thematic indexThe Camps
 
Thematic indexLife in Captivity/
 
Thematic indexLife in Captivity/
 
Thematic indexLife in Captivity/
 
SizeLength 52cm, width 37cm, height 17cm.
 
MaterialsWood
 
Detailed annotationA box used as a head-rest for prison bunks (the bunks themselves are a reconstruction). It was used for keeping the prisoner’s belongings and foodstuffs. It was found in 1989 by an expedition run by the Lithuanian Union of Political Prisoners and Exiles on the territory of a Camp in the Ermakovo Settlement of the Krasnoyarsk Region (“Building No.503”). On the inside of the lid there are notes in pencil (rows of numbers). Among them are dates (1952, 1967, 1971) and also arithmetical calculations: 365+365+60+3 and below them the total: 793. Probably either the time to be served or the time already served, in days.
 
Web page?Yes
 
 
Museum exhibit /Box used as a head-rest