After 1945, Soviet forces made Nazi death camps part of the GULAG, Moscow portal says

Soviet secret order to convert German concentration camps to GULAG camps. Nazi concentration camps were used in this quality for five more years. Of them, some of the most infamous were Buchenwald and Sachsenhausen (special camps #2 and #7 in the Soviet terminology). Starting with 1948, the former Nazi concentration camps were transferred to GULAG, and destroyed only in the 1950s. The Soviets even saved their equipment and tools: the new owners moved it to the USSR and used for their intended purpose inside Soviet domestic concentration camps within the GULAG. This document states that the USSR took wooden barracks, kitchen, laundry, and medical equipment, as well as some so-called "production mechanisms." What was hidden under that menacing term the document did not explain. (Image: ГА РФ. Ф. 9414. ОП. 1С. Д. 360. Л. 222)The Putin regime denounces every suggestion that Stalin’s dictatorship was in any way like Hitler’s. It has even made such comparisons a criminal offense. That makes the appearance of an article on a Moscow portal about how the Soviets transformed Nazi death camps into parts of the GULAG all the more striking. Managing the enormous …

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