Commemorating the 82nd anniversary of Estonia’s first mass deportation

June 14 marked the 82nd anniversary of the first mass deportation from Estonia.

Over 10,000 people were herded into freight wagons and taken thousands of kilometers from their homeland to Siberia. Women and children were sent to the settlement, and most of the men were sent to camps.

Over 400 Jews were among those expelled. Not everyone was able to return after being released. 101 people forever remained lying in a foreign land. Their names are carved on a memorial stone at the Rahumäe Jewish Cemetery.

A memorial rally was held at the monument to the victims, at the Jewish cemetery in Rahumäe, organised by members of the Jewish Community of Estonia Avi Dobrysh and Eduard Klas. They shared with the audience their memories and memories of their relatives who survived this terrible time.


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