Wednesday, 22 October 2014

New Virtual Exhibit: Refugees from the Baltic Countries in German DP Camps 1944-1951

This year marks 70 years since thousands of people from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania fled to the west to escape Soviet terror. A new virtual exhibit has been created by the three national archives of the Baltic States to educate readers on this pivotal period in history. The new website has a wealth of information including facts and figures, historical documents and photographs.

Please click here to read more;

Over 80 displaced person camps existed in Germany after WWII.

Refugee children in Hamburg. ca.1945

The Baltic University Pinneberg.

Both my grandparents were in DP camps located in Hamburg. My grandfather Alexander was a student at the Baltic University.