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too, was part of the Gulag or network of prison camps located
throughout the Soviet Union. There were at least 16 concentration
camps and two prisons, though the author felt his information
was far from complete.
Source: "The First Guidebook to Prisons and Concentration
Camps in the Soviet Union" by Avraham Shifrin. Bantam books,
1982. USA. ISBN: 0-553-01392-0. English. Azerbaijan section,
pages 256-258. Total pages: 392 pages, hardcover.
Cherniy Gorod (Baku: Black City): Approximately 1,000 prisoners
in two women's camps. There's also a children's camp here of
about 600 prisoners assigned to mechanics workshops.
2. Mardakan (50 km from Baku on the Absheron Peninsula):
More than 1,000 prisoners in a children's camp (No. 38/11).
3. Zagatala (northwest Azerbaijan):
Approximately 500 to 600 prisoners in a children's camp.
4. Beshir (near Baku): Approximately 3,000 prisoners.
5. Boyuk Shor (near Baku): Approximately 300 prisoners
6. Ahmadli (suburb of Baku): more than 1,500 prisoners
7. Aghdam (western Azerbaijan): Approximately 1,200 prisoners
8. Near Bina (Baku's airport): More than 3,000 prisoners
9. Shusha (western Azerbaijan): Approximately 1,000 prisoners
10. Neftchala, Lankaran, Masalli, Salyan (near southern
border of Azerbaijan): Exact number of prisoners is not known.
11. Sumagalli and Dashkasan: 500 prisoners.
12. Baku (two prison camps): A pre-trial detention prison
belonging to the Ministry of Interior which holds for up to 2,000
inmates; an inner prison of the KGB for up to 300 inmates.
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