Latvian Refugees Leaving Their Native Country In The 1940s: 200,000

Chosen: My grandparents were two of them.

I noticed another statistic in the archives about the 2,000,000 strong human chain formed across the Baltic States during independence protests. Latvia’s current population is only around 2,300,000.

Source: http://www.unhcr.se/en/Protect/balt_nord_ref_1940_en.html

Submitted by: Sarah-Jane Watkinson

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2 responses to “Latvian Refugees Leaving Their Native Country In The 1940s: 200,000

  1. Thanks Sarah-Jane. It’s great when we get statistics that help tell personal stories. You’re right, this is a great figure to put alongside that human-chain one (which remains one of our favourites).

  2. Sarah-Jane Watkinson

    Can I add the two of them as another statistic? Their names were Talivaldis and Zenta Brezinskis – surely they deserve a mention!

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