History reeks of inhumanity, sometimes in the form of wars, and at other times, in the form of experiments. And adding to the already terrifying list of inhuman experiments that have been conducted all throughout history, comes the Nazino Affair.
Scroll down to learn about the utterly inhuman experiment that in fact, led to the naming of an island to Cannibal Island.
It was seven years before World War II when Stalin's Joint State Political Directorate came up with a plan to remove the unwanted people from Russian cities and displace them into the Siberian tundra.
Many of the people who were displaced out of Russia were the poor, homeless, and handicapped ones. Basically, those who Stalin deemed unfit when it came to creating the image of a model country was cast out.
Originally, six thousand people were forced to float down the river to Nazino Island with no food in stock. By the time they reached their destination, 27 people had already died of starvation.
The first night they arrived, 300 prisoners died in a snowstorm. They were only provided with one pile of moldy flour, and when a huge fight broke out, guards fired into the crowd.
The lack of food began to push the people towards cannibalism. It wasn't long before the hungry prisoners started feeding off the bodies of the fallen. Some even actively hunted sick, wounded people. When they killed them, they often consumed their raw flesh.
There were many who tried to escape the island on makeshift rafts. Most either drowned or froze to death.
Despite the situation that had been created on Nazino island, the Soviet decided to send 1,200 people more. It is said that these newcomers were attacked and eaten alive by the cannibals as soon as they reached the island.