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The Gallitep labor camp

Shrouded survivors of Gallitep

"Murder was just the end of the fun for them; first came the humiliation. Mothers raped in front of their children, husbands beaten until their wives couldn't recognize them, old people buried alive because they couldn't work anymore."

- Kira Nerys, describing Gallitep

Gallitep was a forced labor camp on the planet Bajor that was run by Gul Darhe'el during the Cardassian Occupation of Bajor. Conditions in the camp were considered to be brutal and hostile. Among those who worked there was Aamin Marritza, a file clerk.

Darhe'el was one of the most brutal overseers of any labor camp on Bajor. Innocent Bajorans were executed on a regular basis, but not before they were tortured and humiliated. In many cases, Bajorans were forced to dig their own graves – literally. As his reign of terror continued, Darhe'el's hatred of the Bajorans and his zealous view that his actions were justified in the name of the Cardassian Empire led to outright genocide. On more than one occasion, he gave his men very simple orders: to kill Bajoran scum. When they returned, they were covered in blood, but in his eyes they were clean.

A mining accident at Gallitep caused toxic gases to be released, resulting in Kalla-Nohra Syndrome, a unique medical condition identifiable by the damage to the respiratory system and other areas of the body. As Darhe'el was on Cardassia Prime at the time, he was unaffected, but Bajorans and Cardassians alike who were present at the time became terminally ill.

The camp was liberated by the Shakaar resistance cell (of which Kira Nerys was a part) in 2357. The Bajoran survivors became a symbol of strength and courage to the rest of the Bajoran people. (DS9: "Duet", "Shakaar")

According to the script, Gallitep was pronounced as "GA-litep".
The liberation of the Gallitep labor camp is depicted in the Star Trek: Terok Nor novel Night of the Wolves. Several chapters of The 34th Rule are set in Gallitep, which by the time of the novel the Bajoran Militia has assumed control of.


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