|before World War II,
Stalin’s Joint State Political Directorate came up with a plan that would remove thousands of “undesired” individuals from Russian cities.
Many of these people were poor, homeless, and handicapped. Basically, anyone who Stalin deemed unfit when it came to creating the image of a model country was cast out.
6200 people were dumped on Nanzino Island, located in Western Siberia which resulted in 4,000 settler’s death.