New findings of abandoned retchlags (Soviet extermination uranium mines)

Going around the satellite map of Siberia is a kind of pilgrimage where you are very tensely looking at stripes on the soil, trying to not confuse natural geological valleys with the actual remains of extermination camps. Retchlags : rezkhoïe fizitcheskoïe istochtchenye laguereï, camps of death by exhaustion through forced work. My estimate is of 27 million victims for the period 1943 (with an early start in 1939 in Novaia Zemlia) to ~1985/87… an old estimate still written in 2018 articles is of 20 millions but I found this not enough. And the 27 million does not include, still, the Eastern Block since I am relying on a retro-analysis of Soviet statistics. People were, mostly, directly forced to work with peaks on corridor uranium mines, to fill them up with uranium so that their dead bodies (after a few weeks) can be directly severed up and the parts most heavily filled with uranium (feet, legs, hands…) directly cycled into plutonium production in RBMKs (the flesh serves as neutron moderator). Birkenau in Nazi Germany started the trend with uranium showers in the chambers (“Zyklon B”) and crematory ovens were subcritical nuclear reactors (for the antitank rockets). The Soviet Union frequently used sodium fast neutron reactors (from the 1970s…), and (in the early times, after their discovery of Birkenau and before mastering well fast neutron reactors) an “intermediate” between Birkenau and the fast neutron reactors i.e. reactor cores set in holes in hills, because Retchlags were in nature flying extermination camps, since Siberia has so much uranium, and putting the body parts overloaded with natural uranium in a core and bringing a press to compress from above is enough.

This big area leaves no doubt, trenches are wide and extremely obvious

In the book by Avraham Shifrin (copy of his chapter on extermination at the end of this) the Achinsk case corresponds fully to the picture above and to the other one below. Shifrin says this area is an open-pit uranium mining area and uranium enrichment facility.

This is a zoom on an area just left of the big pictured above. In the central valley the series of small corridors is also obvious. Also near the “city” logo.
The big work area on the left has left a very visible mark and there is another area all around my cursor with trees that have been cut down

More cases where my answer is definitive in spite of the apparent uneasiness :

The vertical “valleys” next to my cursor are alleys and there is another significant area in the blurred zone to the left with trees cut down abnormally and stripes.
Several areas of work in the valleys that have sedimented significantly but snow makes them visible. A good amount of ground has been taken out and denivelates the area vs. other hills around (and there is a road in the sand going to the right). See also bottom left and north of the cursor and above the “city” logo and words “Askizsky District” in the valley of the south in addition to the northern hills.

Finding the areas, not confusing with valleys, is a difficult work and I am maybe leaving many retchlags because of my tendency to discard when I do not have full certainty.

See also the case of the “Golden Hill” which clearly is a case of a primitive plutogenic core with human remains from Cheliabinsk :

Tcheliabinsk remains found in 1990 by a team of researchers confirming my point on uranium extermination camps here people were forced to work to death in mine corridors so they inhale as much uranium dust as possible, die in a few months, dozens of millions of victims for the USSR (27 m in my estimate). U dust goes mostly in legs. Gravity. So after death the uranium-rich part of the bodies sent to a specially dedicated butchery near a nuclear reactor. Skinned – and the mix of organic matter & uranium allows for a plutogenic core to work (since the organic matter is an average neutron moderator and for plutonium production neutrons should not be moderated). These remains show a mix of body parts confirming the argument of dismembering and direct flesh reuse after death through forced work in the death camp. It is obvious that these remains directly show a plutogenic core with these death camp remains, built with a primitive core laid bare at the bottom of a pit, that went supercritical (exploded) – while covered – so the content formed a canopy merged with the top cover.

So this prime case of human body nuclear accident happened, likely, in the mid 1960s. “Golden Hill” was the name of the area when archeologists went there in 1990, certainly because of the nuclear flash the day of the accident. At least Birkenau ovens were subcritical…

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