VORKUTA Yuzhny settlement (c) Vorkutlag burial ground | Russia's Necropolis of Terror and the Gulag

VORKUTA Yuzhny settlement (c) Vorkutlag burial ground



Date of burial
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Komi Republc, Vorkuta, Yuzhny settlement
Access in a populated area
On foot
Visiting Hours or Restrictions
Type of burial
Camp (prison) burial ground
Current use
Ceremonial events
Presence of memorials, etc.
Protected status
Not protected

The cemetery of the Vorkutlag infirmary was located in Yuzhny (southern) settlement. Prisoners who died in the hospital, and at the camp outposts of mineshafts Nos 9, 10 and 11, were buried here. So were prisoners who worked at the Vorkutlag Teplichnoe farm. They were buried both in individual and common graves.

Books of Remembrance

Information about some deceased Gulag inmates can be found in Memorial’s Victims of Political Terror database with its 3 million entries, or in the Open List database (“Victims of Political Repression in the USSR, 1917-1991”).

Repentance: the Komi Republic Martyrology of the Victims of Mass Political Repression (11 vols. 1998-2016), includes biographical entries on 52,785 who were sent to the camps in Komi, of whom 10,364 died there. As the Memorial online database (2021) shows, the region’s Book of Remembrance does not specify where they died and were buried.

DateNature of ceremoniesOrganiser or responsible personParticipantsFrequency
Commemorative Services, excursions
from time to time
Nature of area requiring preservation
State of burialsAreaBoundaries
A few burial mounds and depressions in the soil; graveside crosses
not determined
not delineated
Administrative responsibility and ownership, informal responsibility for the site
On land under the control of the Vorkuta City Administration.
Sources and bibliography

[ original texts and URLs ]

Communication from I.V. Vitman (Vorkuta 2020) – archive of RIC Memorial (St Petersburg)

“The southern settlement”, Vanishing Towns website