The conditions in the camps are described in detail.
In the camp, a line formed consisting of the able-bodied men and another for the old, pregnant women, young children, mothers with young children. The barracks were bitter cold. There were no bathrooms and there was no water. The meals consisted of what they called soup, which consisted of water and a few pieces of cabbage or potato peels. The bread was made with sawdust.
The men who were at labor were told to move steel beams, and found that when they laid them down. their hands had frozen to the beams, removing their skin. Then they were told to put the beam back in the same spot.