Remembering the Bombing of Tallinn
Ajalugu 09 Mar 2012  EWR
    Trüki   E-post   FB     
U.S. Embassy, Tallinn, March 9, 2012
March 9 marks the day when, sixty eight years ago, Tallinn was caught in the crosshairs of Soviet long-range bombers. In remembrance of victims of the attacks, Ambassador and Mrs. Polt will attend a memorial candle-lighting at St. Nicholas Church, one of the thousands of buildings destroyed in the 1944 raid.

By tradition, the city’s church bells will start tolling exactly at 19:15, marking the moment when the first wave of bombers arrived, and candles will be lit along Harju Street in the Old City. The attack is tragic both in its devastating loss of life and its military inefficacy.

As many as 300 Soviet bombers dropped a total of more than 3,000 explosive and incendiary bombs on Tallinn, leveling one-third of the city and devastating the citizenry and culture of Tallinn. More than 400 people—the vast majority of whom were non-combatants—were killed, and another were 650 injured. As many as 20,000 were left without shelter in the midst of Estonian winter.

In addition to St. Nicholas Church, the Estonia Theater, the city’s synagogue, and the Tallinn City Archives, which housed a collection of medieval documents, were all destroyed in the bombing and ensuing inferno. Far from breaking the spirit of the Estonian people, however, the attack strengthened the already steely resolve of the populace to struggle against foreign occupation.

Today, Estonia is a strong, peaceful, and sovereign nation that remembers the past, while living for the future.
 
    Trüki   E-post   FB     
29 Apr 2016 09:44
Põhiseaduse kaaslooja: Eesti võtmekohtadel olgu eestlased PM
29 Apr 2016 09:14
Jaan Tätte kupatas telemehe saalist välja: nii ikka ei saa, et Reikop siin nii skeptilise näoga vaatab! Palun lahkuda!
28 Apr 2016 18:42
"Eesti Hääl" aprill Inglismaa
28 Apr 2016 07:27
EELK Peapiiskopi üleskutse Narva Aleksandri kiriku säilimise toetuseks
27 Apr 2016 17:42
ERR tase esimeses astmes. (1)
27 Apr 2016 17:00
Reet Silvia Jürvetson (1950-1969)
27 Apr 2016 16:31
ETV tase teises astmes. Ajaloost YT
27 Apr 2016 15:55
First Nations community grappling with suicide crisis: 'We're crying out for help' (1)
27 Apr 2016 14:29
Minister Kaljuranna ema tööelu möödus osakonnas, mis tegutses NSVL-i julgeolekuorganite käepikendusena EPL, Delfi (3)
27 Apr 2016 14:21
Presidendikandidaat Jaak Jõerüüt osales aastakümnete eest komparteilasena 40 kirjale alla kirjutanud tõlkija karistamises: Delfi (2)
27 Apr 2016 14:16
Eksperdid: Saksamaa 2016. aasta rändekulud võivad olla üle 14 miljardi euro Postimehest
27 Apr 2016 13:50
LA politsei tuvastas ligi 46 aastat tagasi jõhkralt tapetud naises ära Eesti juurtega ...........DELFI
27 Apr 2016 10:32
Iraagi andmetel on ISISe terroristid võtnud sihikule Stockholmi1 PM
27 Apr 2016 10:13
Rootsi ootab tänavu 60 000 varjupaigataotlejat PM (1)
26 Apr 2016 18:06
Soprillo Saxophone - Waltzing Soprillda Dennis Kostaki JazzCorner
26 Apr 2016 15:43
Lufthansa jätab streikide tõttu kolmapäeval ära ligi 900 lendu, mis puudutab 87 000 reisijat
26 Apr 2016 09:59
Kalle Mälberg: „Inimesed olge valvsad – „Irvkiisu“ tembutab jälle üritades käppadele maanduda! Uued Uudised (1)
25 Apr 2016 20:36
Eesti Peapiiskop kuulutas välja korjanduse Narva Aleksandri kiriku päästmiseks
SÜNDMUSED LÄHIAJAL
May 10 2016 - Toronto, Eesti Maja keskmises saalis
Toronto Eesti Täienduskooli lõpuaktus

Vaata veel ...

Lisa uus sündmus