American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- A river of northeast Russia rising in the Kolyma Mountains and flowing about 2,148 km (1,335 mi) generally north and northeast to the East Siberian Sea. Its upper course crosses rich gold fields.
- From the Russian Колыма (Kolymá) f. (Wiktionary)
“The discoverer of gold in Kolyma, Y.A. Bilibin, loved the works of Jack London.”
“At one prison camp called Kolyma google it up up to 3,000,000 people were exterminated and there were over 150 camps.”
“Ron Norman: “At one prison camp called Kolyma google it up up to 3,000,000 people were exterminated””
“Mr. Golomstock's father was sent to the camps in 1934, and then, some years later, his mother, taking the young Igor with her, signed up to work as a doctor at Kolyma, one of the worst of the Gulag's outposts.”
“Kolyma Tales" derives its name from the region in Russia's far northeast that played host to a vast forced labor complex, in which hundreds of thousands at least perished.”
“In 1949, "pseudo folksongs" were banned by Dalstroi, the Gulag mining camps in Kolyma.”
“Some time in 1938, the exact date is not known, he died at the Vladivostok transit camp on his way to the even more notorious camp at Kolyma.”
“There was very little opportunity to communicate with them One night they were taken off to the depths of Kolyma, into the bottomless abyss of its vastness We were incomparably better off A week later we were loaded into the hold of a military transport heading into the Bay of Vanin, toward construction site "501" ..”
“Well, I have no idea whay Kolyma is or any idea how many folks were killed there.”
“No one really knows how many died at Kolyma, but how is “3 million” not also “mere assertion”?”
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