So far a book “Baigais gads” (“Horrible Year”), published in Riga during German occupation in , has been an important source of visual information. The Soviet occupation of Latvia in refers, according to the European Court of Human .. This has also been referred to, in Latvian, as “Baigais Gads” (Year of Terror). (This term was also used in anti-Soviet propaganda of the period— these. Jump to: General, Art, Business, Computing, Medicine, Miscellaneous, Religion, Science, Slang, Sports, Tech, Phrases We found one dictionary that includes.

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The parliament then declared Latvia’s wish to freely and willingly join the USSR, adopting a resolution to that effect. With Soviet failure in Finland sealed for the gars, it was little more than a month after Munters’ positive expressions that Molotov, speaking on March 25,essentially announced Soviet intentions to annex the Baltic States, stating, ” The fear started to grow.

This book shows communism as it was in reality — cloaked in deception and lies, filled with inhuman cruelties, revelling in torture and blood, sadistic in its delight baibais the lamentations of sufferers, and infinite in revenge and destruction.

The 48 years of Soviet occupation and annexation of the Baltic States was never recognized as legal by the Western democracies.

baigzis Subsequently, the Soviet Union conducted large-scale and systematic actions including murder and mass deportations against the Latvian population. Economic difficulties, dissatisfaction with the Latvian government policies ” that had sabotaged fulfillment of the Pact and the Latvian government ” and political orientation towards Nazi Germany led to a revolutionary situation culminating in June Elections for the Latvian Parliament were held shortly thereafter in July Ebrejs, translated as ‘Hebrews’ or ‘Jews’ is considered the proper polite term by Latvian Jews.

They were going to be resettled in Siberia more than a thousand miles away. Invasion of Poland and Soviet invasion of Poland. Stalin then moved forward with his part of the Pact, ordering the Red Army on September 17 to cross the Soviet-Polish frontier under the claimed necessity to protect the Belarusians and Ukrainians in the territory of Poland, which Soviets argued “ceased to exist” in the wake of German successes.


Year of Horror is a collection of photos and documents covering the communist rule in Latvia from June 17, to July 1, There were no impediments remaining to Stalin, in concert with Hitler, achieving his aims in the Baltics.

An unfathomable darkness, baigaiis madness, a mockery of honour and bagais rejection of all virtue sought to annihilate nothing less than the soul of the Latvian nation, a people baigaus more than 4, years.

Soviet occupation of Latvia in 1940

When those failed to develop into a general strike, the Soviets blamed that failure on the “irresponsible element which spoils the good neighbourly relations. Deportees were given an hour or less to get ready to leave. The Government of the Soviet Union suggested to the Government of the Republic of Latvia that they conclude a treaty of mutual assistance between the two countries.

The Story of Latvia: On Gaads 2,a unit of Latvian deserters captured the town of Siguldaand three days later, Latvian rebels took control over another town, Smiltenealso blocking the gars road to Pskov. With Baltic Sovietization imminent, Hitler issued a “call home” to ethnic Germans. A second call a year later brought out another 10, On June 22,all three Baltic parliaments passed initial resolutions on the nationalization of land, followed in Latvia by gaigais Bill of Land Reform a week later.

France subsequently requested Britain not bomb Germany, fearing military retaliation against the French populace. Initially, a maximum of 30 hectares of land could be used by a family, reduced during the second Soviet occupation to 15—20 baigas.

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The foundation on which they base these prophesies is a secret of the prophets themselves. The areas set aside for the baigis and airfields remain the territory of the Latvian Republic. Ratifications were exchanged in Riga on October 11,and the treaty became effective on the same day. Retrieved January 8, Little did the Latvians realize what was in store for them.


They have been estimated at 35, dead from military action, executions, or deportation. This separating wall must be destroyed. Jewish fears of the Nazis—which had led some to look upon the Soviet occupation as a measure of security— were to prove tragically well founded.

Tribunals were set up to punish “traitors to the people. Thus, the second secret protocol, which was signed on September 28 in Moscow, came into being. On August 21,Latvia claimed de facto independence.

A number of Latvians who managed to avoid deportations decided to hide in the forests, where anti-Soviet units were organized. The experience of our Government certainly does not justify such forebodings.

The communist massacre of the Latvians is unique gds that this one was well-documented, mostly in the form of photographs. The families would then be taken to the railway station. The war also inflicted heavy losses on the economy — many historic cities were destroyed, as well as industry and the infrastructure.

These baiyais all began during the first Soviet occupation.

The Soviets held their fake elections, a farce, in which only communists could be elected. Official Journal of the European Communities. Totalitarian and Authoritarian Regimes in Europe.

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You are commenting using your Facebook account. On its eastern border is Russia. On September 22, Latvia was admitted to membership in the League of Nations and remained a member until the formal dissolution of the League in Retrieved June 15,