STORIES OF ESTONIAN CHILDREN
DEPORTED TO SIBERIA
In March of 1949, after the Second World War, the Soviets deported over 20,000 Estonians in cattle cars to Siberia. The "crimes" of the fathers and mothers often included being successful farmers, educators, or business leaders. Family members were also deported into what the official documents called "perpetual exile." Among these deportees were girls and boys, who even today remember well the deportation itself and their lives in the Siberian collective farms and work camps.
Sixteen children – sixteen stories – each unique, recalling their deportation, their lives in Siberia, their determination to get an eduction, and finally their return to Estonia.
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