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My Escort Guard

  • Painting of a Smolensk female guard in uniform

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Prisoner Andrei Vingorsky's painting of a Smolensk female guard in uniform holding a gun across her lap with a view of a city behind her. Prisoner artists often painted camp employees in exchange for extra food rations, better jobs, or other commodities in the Gulag camp "economy."

My Escort Guard, 1944, International Memorial Society, Moscow.

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