The first mass deportation of the inhabitants of Latvia
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Published by Latvian State Archive in [Rīga] .
Written in English


  • Forced migration -- Latvia,
  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Deportations from Latvia

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Statement[text, Daina Bleiere, Jānis Riekstiņš ; translator, Andrejs Veisbergs ; artist, Ilmārs Blumbergs].
ContributionsBleiere, Daina., Riekstin̦š, Jānis., Latvijas Valsts arhīvs.
LC ClassificationsD810.D5 L3313 2007
The Physical Object
Pagination[47] p. :
Number of Pages47
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16706622M
ISBN 109789984954868
LC Control Number2008388053

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Between 25 March and 28 Ma people, or more than 2% of the pre-war population of Latvia, were deported from Latvia to places of "special settlement" (mainly in the districts of Krasnoyarsk, Amur, Irkustsk, Omsk, Tomsk and Novosibirsk). Among these were more t children and youths under Two mass deportations were carried out in Latvia: during the first Soviet occupation in , and in , during the second occupation. It must be noted, however, that the deportation to GULAG. When the Soviets executed the first round of mass Baltic deportations, on the night of 13 June and 14 June , where thousands of Latvians and Latvian Jews were deported. Of all the ethnic groups so deported, Jews suffered proportionately more than any other, and were deported to especially harsh conditions, many to camps at Solikamsk, Vyatka, and Vorkuta. Excerpted from Soviet Mass Deportations from Latvia, a briefing paper of the Museum of the Occupation of Latvia. Database of the first mass deportation Personu meklēšana LVA datu bāze, a searchable database of 15, individuals, showing name, age, and family relationship, at the Latvian State Archive, listing those taken in the first Soviet mass deportation of J

Approximat total (% of Latvia's population) were deported during the first Soviet occupation. Stalin's deportations also included thousands of Latvian Jews. (The mass deportation totalled , across the Baltics.) According to the Serov Instructions, the deportations were swift and efficient and came in the middle of the night. Deportees were given an hour or less to get ready to leave. Mass deportation of people commenced by Communist regime in the night to 14 June Photos of arrested people of Latvia in the register of cheka. Handwritten instruction by commissar of NKVD Simon Shustin, dated 26 June , on a list of arrestees: “Because of their social dangerousness shoot them all”. July , Baltezers village. These Names Accuse—Nominal List of Latvians Deported to Soviet Russia, published by The Latvian National Foundation, brings that latter exile into sharp focus, recounting the Soviet deportations of the first occupation, , including the first mass deportation in The book records those taken in the first mass deportation, here, the Ķulle family. Communist Mass Deportations in the Baltic States and International Law Article (PDF Available) in Leiden Journal of International Law 14(04) - December with 1, Reads.

Latvia - Latvia - History: The Latvians constitute a prominent division of the ancient group of peoples known as the Balts. The first historically documented connection between the Balts and the civilization of the Mediterranean world was based on the ancient amber trade; according to the Roman historian Tacitus (1st century ce), the Aestii (predecessors of the Old Prussians) developed an. This month marks the 60th anniversary of the first mass deportations from the Baltic states, when the Soviets arrested more t people in June and sent them to prisons and labor camps in northern Russia and Siberia. What follows is one woman's experience of what happened. Laima Veckalne, a high-spirited teenager, grew up surrounded by the love of family and friends in Riga, Latvia. On J , more than fifteen thousand Latviansâ about 1 percent of Latvias populationâ were deported in a twenty-four-hour period to Siberia as enemies of the state, following the occupation of Latvia by the army of the Soviet Union.4/5(4). First mass deportations by Stalinist forces, targeting the cream of society. Others dragged out of detention cells and shot. Others dragged out of detention cells and shot. Later in the year, Nazi Germany occupies Latvia; Latvian Jews are massacred-including s in .