Museum exhibit /Board with an inscription from one of the barracks of the SibLag.
A board from a camp barrack of the SibLag, with the inscription “Zdes’ sidel sledstvie 6 m Mel’chakov Petr” [“Here was imprisoned investigation 6 months Petr Mel’chakov”]. It was found by an inhabitant of the Miliutino Settlement, in Iurga Region, Kemerovo oblast’, during earthworks. It is kept in the Iurga Municipal Local History Museum. (Photograph 04.07.2005). 
 
 
 
 
Registration number in museum acquisition book IuKM NVF 572
 
Date of acquisition1991-1992
 
Thematic indexArrest and Investigation
 
Thematic indexThe Camps
 
Date and place of creation1940s and 1950s, Miliutino Settlement, Iurga Region, Kemerovo oblast’ .
 
Size68 x 12.5 – 13.5.
 
MaterialsWood
 
Description of exhibitFragment of a wooden board with chipped edges and a carved inscription that reads: “Zdes’ sidel sledstvie 6 m Mel’chakov Petr” [“Here was imprisoned investigation 6 months Petr Mel’chakov”]. The depth of the letters is 2,5 – 2 mm, the height of the letters is 2.5 – 2 cm. The wood has a dull colour.
 
State of preservationOne side of the board has rotted away and its edges are chipped and cracked. The letters are semi-obliterated and the inscription is difficult to read.
 
Detailed annotationA board with the inscription: “Zdes’ sidel sledstvie 6 m Mel’chakov Petr” [“Here was imprisoned investigation 6 months Petr Mel’chakov”]. It was found by an inhabitant of the Miliutino Settlement, Iurga Region, Kemerovo oblast’ in 1991/1992 during earthworks in the former barracks of the camp. (The name of this inhabitant has not been recorded.). One of the sub-divisions of the SibLag was located in the Miliutino Settlement in the 1940s and 1950s. The board was given to the Museum in 1991-1992.
 
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Museum exhibit /Board with an inscription from one of the barracks of the SibLag.