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"The Ghastly Year"

«The Ghastly Year»


The republishing of «The Ghastly Year» is not only praiseworthy and to be congratulated but also necessary. «The Ghastly year» in the life of the Latvian people refers to events which can not be kept hidden. «The Ghastly year» is the first and, at the given moment, the only documentation of events of 1940, precise evidence from that time without any connections to be made with present events within Latvia. This book can not be accepted as an invitation to a specific action or as blame upon some nationality. It is evidence left by history on events in 1940 within Latvia so few of which are documented or depicted. It was a period of time filled with tragedy, and the misrepresentation of actual historical events in order to serve present needs is unacceptable.

This historical, unedited republication of the «The Ghastly Year» , unexpurgated for the current political state of affairs, has the blessing of God, and there are no grounds to consider this to be anti-Semitic literature.

"The Ghastly Year"

shows Bolshevism the way it really was: hidden under deceit and lies, filled with the mercilessness of a witch, hungry for anguish and blood, hungry for the moans of martyrs, immeasurable in vengeance and calamity, inconceivable in depravity, derision for mind and honor, blasphemy for virtue - a sign for all of this which was achieved by mankind through many thousands of years of labor and struggle.


tells of the horror and misery which in 1940 and 1941 once more befall the Latvian people, which from time immemorial is standing guard for Europe against the East, over which, ever subsiding, during the passing of the Ages was lashed by the waves of the attacks of Tartar hordes, sores from the curse of the Black Plague, even the killing charcoal fumes of Bolshevism coming from that fire made for the burning of the entire world and who by its unshakable faith is responsible for the greatest danger and the greatest misfortunes: «We must rise from this land, we must hold our heads up again!»

This Summer time won't follow ancient path,
the flowers will be sad, bee's honey will be bitter.
The steed will not be harnessed to go to distant haunts,
and branchy jasmine in the May won't blossom.

Without reward will the Sun remove the darkness of the days,
and on Midsummer Night Joy won't come even begged.
The blossom picked now will fade forever,
the glade will ghastly be, and every bush hides fear.

The wind will blow red fog across the fields.
Inopportunely, the trees will drop their fruit.
The burden will become that which exists and does not.

And even bowels of the Earth, when asked, won't respond,
because the springs of water will be turned
into a wormwood by your own betrayal.

Edvards Virza

In the beginning...

On June 15 and 16 of 1940, Latvians came together for the song festival in Daugavpils. This was the last song festival of the Latvian people: the invasion of the Bolsheviks on the night of June 14 of that same year into Latvia started its road of anguish.

A carnival of blood began. That night "the Great Eastern Neighbor", after a terrible silence of twenty-three years, took the first step in a dance of death on Latvian soil. These are the visiting-cards with which the Bolsheviks were announcing themselves to ensure the fulfillment of the USSR - Latvian Mutual Assistance Pact signed in 1939.

Fatal incident in frontier area

Lta. Riga, June 15. In the dawn of Saturday morning, the quarters of our border guards in Masļenki (Abrene6 district along the Latvian - Soviet Union border) was found burned. At the same place were found the dead bodies of two border guards and one woman, as well as another seriously injured woman and similarly injured 14 year-old boy. 11 border guards and several residents of this area have disappeared. A special investigation commission under the management of the commander of the Border Guards Brigade, General Bošteins, went to the place of the incident in order to investigate this fatal occurrence.
- The burned quarters of border guards in Masļenki Augšpils rural distric.t

- Scorched corpse of border guard Macītis.

- Corpse of Hermine, the wife of the border guard Puriņš.

- Corpse of the border guard Beizaks.

There was no escape from death for the son of border guard Puriņš, who died from serious injuries at the hospital, and border guard Cīmoško, who fell simultaneously with Beizaks. Bolsheviks drove back across the border those forty-three border guards and residents of the vicinity who were trying to extinguish the burning border guard quarters...

This happened at exactly the same time as the Bolshevik press was reporting that...


The cynicism and atrociousness with which the Soviet Authority demonstrated itself seemed unbelievable. The hypocrisy and falsifications of the truth seemed incomprehensible. Yet for all that, it was the truth.
The explanations and answers of the official institutions of Latvia were not able to change anything. Moscow was doing as it had decided. An it had decided much.
On morning of June 17, Latvia was quickly flooded by immense hordes of armed Asians.

Bolsheviks entering Riga over the Iron Bridge. Afternoon of June 17, the scene at the Central Market.

Disorders staged by a crowd at the Prefecture of Riga.

...But from the secret underground, feeling they had friends in the Bolsheviks, the "Oppressed People" - a few dozen hooligans, recidivists and tramps, and the Yids9 - "the Chosen People" as a community, were rising in order to attack the Latvian police which were attempting to maintain order on streets flooded by the arriving Soviet armed forces.

The Red Army, which had arrived "to ensure the implementation of the USSR - Latvian Mutual Assistance Pact", took the mob under its protection (center). By that act the Soviet Authorities indicated to whom it wished to provide "mutual assistance": it was certainly not to the Latvian people.

Grimly keeping silent, the Latvians were watching the drama from the sides of the streets, the final scene of which they could not even guess.

The scene at the Main Post Office on the day of the Bolsheviks' entry into Riga.

A t t a c k s upon the police, soldiers and officers of the Latvian army were happening all through the capital and throughout the entire country. Stones were hurled at the police.

After the mob was dispersed the entire square at the station and the Prefecture of Riga was littered with stones.
Latvian institutions, not knowing the morals of the Bolsheviks, still were trying to act according to the existing laws and being certain that the instigators of the disorders would surely be punished.

This was a bitter delusion. The Soviet embassy explained that it was more or less satisfied with the welcoming of these units of the Red Army into Riga.

The surnames of those punished indicate to which nationality the major number of brawlers belonged.

All those events found their protectors. A new government, such as Moscow wanted, was founded. To the left: the Prime Minister, Professor Kirchenšteins, giving a speech to the mob, with the Ministers Pēteris Blaus and Jūlijs Lācis. The demonstrators demanded and achieved the legalization of the Latvian Communist Party. In the center: the watchful ear of the party, the First Secretary Kalnbērziņš-Zaķis, who was very carefully listening to the "legitimate demands of the nation" - in reality orders from Moscow.

WHICH NATION WAS THIS? The language of the slogans and the nature of the demands demonstrate it very clearly.
The organizer of all events decided by Moscow, the deputy of the chairman of the Council of National Commissars of the USSR, Comrade Višinskis (left), was "warmly" greeting demonstrators, expressing the belief that in the future the flags of the Soviet Union and Latvia will be flying side by side in friendly fashion. This future proved just how outrageous were his lies and how cynical intentions were hiding behind them.

On June 21 Latvian workers and civil servants were driven under compulsion out onto the streets for a "joyous demonstration", that they together with the Yids will cheer their eventual murderers. The Soviet Authorities once having taken under its protection the mob of hooligans, released from the prisons those imprisoned for anti-government activity. Certainly, it never came to the mind of the Latvian government that the USSR wants to found its "pro-Latvian policies" based upon the enemies of the Latvian state ... By this act the first demonstrations in Riga started and from this core were later formed the bulwarks of Soviet authority.

Mob of Yids waits for political prisoners to be released from the Central Prison in Riga.

The first Prisoners March.

Prisoners, followed by a mob of Yids and demonstrators driven out by compulsion were coming into the streets.

A prisoner giving a speech to the crowd during the demonstration. His face is stamped with hatred and the urge to destroy.
On this matter the prisoners and the Yids' mob understood each other; they were looking for the right friends in the right place when they came together at the Embassy of the Soviet Union on Antonijas Street ,where local hirelings of the Bolsheviks were executing the plans dictated by Moscow. The vast majority of people had no idea about their character. Many of them even thought that during those 23 years Bolshevism had changed to become better.

But Yids cheer this (right). Their "blazing greetings to the liberators"


The scene at the Embassy of the Soviet Union in Riga
Deported or escaped anti-governmental Bolshevistic elements returned from Sweden. Needless to mention, the majority of those were Yids (right).

Former voluntary fighters of the Red Front in the Spanish Civil War were greeted by Yid officials (right and below)

At the same time soldiers of the Red Army were organizing performances and shows in the parks and squares of the city, demonstrating their own "culture" and turning the attention of the people away from the road of misery down which the Latvian people were being driven. Everything was taking place according to plan.



To the left you can see one of the new officials of the Authority, the Yid, Abrams Genkins. He was a soldier in the Latvian Army, did service in the labor (punishment) command of the Kurzeme Division in Liepāja and was arrested for anti-government activity. During the Bolshevik period, he was appointed as "politruk - political leader" of a separate artillery division and wore the uniform of an officer of the Latvian Army.

Political leaders "politruks" were brought into the Latvian Army. People who had neither military, nor much of the time not even elementary education, but instead of this frequently had a criminal past, overnight became Captains and Colonels in the Latvian Army. Political leaders of the Bolsheviks were training those whose first basic rule was - the Army may not be non-political.

A break in maneuvers for "Political Education" in a unit of the Latvian Army. To the left - the "politruk".

The work of destruction continued feverishly because the will of the people needed to be falsified in order for those events, for which to happen, no reasonable being would ever give approval. On July 15th and 16th, in the Saeima elections, the people were forced to vote for one single list and driven to the ballot boxes by compulsion. Those who did not have an election mark in their passports were considered traitors to the state. Various campaign posters in the Russian language as well as the entire election system clearly demonstrated how purposeful, persistent and inflexible were the intentions of the Bolsheviks.

A demonstration, from the workplace to the polling station, organized by compulsion.

The pre-determined sitting of the "newly elected" Saeima10 on July 21, 1940 in which the destiny of Latvia was decided: the Latvian Soviet Socialistic Republic was founded.
T O M O S C O W !
Official statistics indicated that despite the compulsory character of Saeima elections a significant part of those who had voting rights abstained from voting. Therefore the Soviet Authority, by simply creating facts, rounded the number of participants in election up almost to almost 100% of voters. The deputies elected to the Saeima by the compulsory and constrained elections, after the proclamation of Soviet Latvia stepped one step further, delivering their fatherland to a terrible destiny: it was decided to join Latvia to the Union of Soviet Socialistic Republics.

The acting president of the state, Professor Kirchenšteins, received the task to beg for Moscow's mercy for the implementation of this decision.

Now everything was done. Anything which interfered with the Bolsheviks' purposes was destroyed.

What it really meant was proven most by the joy of the Yids. The Latvian people were aware that the hardest moment of their trial had set in.

Professor Kirchenšteins with the ambassador of the USSR to Latvia, V. Derevjanskis at the Riga railroad station upon leaving for Moscow.

Yids escort the delegation.


These were the allies of the Yids: drunkards at the demonstration of the August 5.

Yids were cheering. The demonstration of August 5 turned into a national celebration for the Yids.
It was no secret to anybody what would be the result of the trip of Professor Kirchenšteins - this was the last act in a cleverly-staged drama which needed to demonstrate to the rest of the world that the Latvian people, on their own "badly want to join the Union of Soviet Nations".

The demands of the demonstrators to join Latvia to the Soviet Union were announced in Moscow that same day, where Kirchenšteins was already present. But without them and prior to them, Moscow already knew what it wants and what shall be done.

Yids demanding the joining Latvia to the soviet Union.

Everything was happening as expected: on August 5 the fate of Latvia was sealed.



They were the most delighted.

Lines from "Izvestija" of August 6 read like a mockery:

"Yesterday the Supreme Council of the USSR, voting separately in chambers resolved unanimously to satisfy the request of the Saeima of Latvia, and to accept the Latvian Soviet Socialistic Republic into the Union of Soviet Socialistic Republics.

Long live the Latvian SSR - an equal Republic in the fraternal family of the nations of the Soviet Union."

The following days the Yids were cheering again. The cheering had no limits. But the Latvian people, driven out for "thanksgiving" demonstrations on August 7, were grimly shuffling down the streets. From this moment it did not have free will, its destiny was completely placed into the hands of Moscow. Only one way was left for the Latvian people - it drew closer and with proudly raised head, inspired by a love to the fatherland, went to meet its destiny of martyrdom.

Procession of demonstrators at the Opera, Riga August 7.

Acting President of the Latvian state and Prime Minister, Professor A. Kirchenšteins.
This man, in order to make the crudely falsified will of the Latvian people believable, lied hypocritically: "The Latvian working people were suffering from unemployment, were living half starved... for every attempt to acquire for itself the right to human life and to become the ruler of its own destiny it paid with its suffering and anguish, with imprisonment and drudgery for its best sons and daughters... only joining the composition of the Union of Soviet Socialistic Republics ensures real sovereignty for our state, real prosperity for our industry, our agriculture, our national culture, a bright and powerful increase of the material and cultural welfare of the Latvian people..."
A new Authority was established. All that remained was to arrange for trustworthy guards and bulwarks for it. Already working was an institute for additional help to the police, the "PD" (right). With rare exceptions, the dregs of society flowed into it: thieves, burglars and swindlers and from this the People's Militia was later created. The organizing and management of new security institutions was entrusted to the Yids and hardened criminals.

The organizer of the Worker's Guards and the People's Militia in Riga, repeat offender and Yid Izaks Bučinskis (below)
The duties of the Police were assumed by the newly-founded People's Militia, but not for fighting criminals - this word had lost its meaning after the criminals were released from the prisons and the management of the state security institutions was delivered into their hands. The Militiaman needed to know how to shoot in order to turn against their countrymen at the proper time.
Not knowing how to properly read or write they examined documents of people on the streets, searching for enemies of the new Authority. Any decently dressed intelligent-looking citizen was considered as such.

People's Militia's training in shooting
Arms were given to workers and the Workers' Guard was founded. Its ranks were joined also by women who needed to become thorough rifle-women.

Militiaman examining the documents of passers-by on the streets of Riga

Workers' Guard in line when seeing-off a delegation to Moscow.
In order to avoid suspicion and for their own personal protection many Latvian workers who did not have any connection with Bolshevism were looking for escape within the Guard.

In order to find an excuse for such an armed organization, the Bolsheviks created horror stories about saboteurs and wreckers. The Guards were protecting factories from a concocted ghost.

Worker's Guard women.


In those few words hid the most terrible cynicism of the Bolsheviks. From the very beginning of the administration of the invaders information about the first arrests spread like a fire. Instead of recidivists, criminal offenders, Bolshevik agents, spies, illegals and the traitors released from imprisonment, the cells of the prisons were filled with Latvian patriots. If Latvian security guards were arrested for the fact that when executing their official duties of maintaining order on streets subject to the spontaneous activities the Yids and a mob stirred up by them, then every other Latvian was put in prison just because he was wearing a soldier's, Border Guard's or National Guard uniform, that he was managing some Latvian government institution, that he litigated according to existing laws and at the least only for the fact that he clearly and bravely announced his belonging to the Latvian people. Yet at the same time, Bolsheviks dogma was announcing the equality and brotherhood of nationalities!

Worry and emotion increased within the people. Confused and deeply shattered from experiencing those events prepared so coldly and cynically, it stood at the brink of an unknown future feeling the nearness of danger. The invaders' force fought the mistrust and hatred of the people. Revenge will not happen! It had to say that, and it must say so not as a power which wants to grow stronger and to create its authority, for which it is important to acquire the trust of the people, but by using existing and new, deliberately-instigated antagonisms in order to pursue its real purpose:




Revenge will not happen! In those words were included the most outrageous lies of Bolsheviks, the most dreadful purposes, which were more terrible than any that could be found during entire year of their governing. Behind the trust and obedience which should have been established by those words hid the real purpose of the Bolsheviks - to destroy the Latvian people.


On the 26th International Bolshevik Youth day, Latvia was forced to perform again. Young people from the schools were driven on the streets by compulsion: the Bolsheviks needed to demonstrate to the world that the nation and especially young people understand and love the new time, that it «freely and without force is expressing its joy in the establishment of Soviet Authority». Forced demonstrations were the best way to create such a false effect. Streets were filled with propaganda mock-ups made in the Yiddish taste and color schemes (right), for the making which enormous sums of money were spent. And again, the ones who screamed the loudest, who expressed fervent joy, again were the Yids - the Chosen People, the only truly voluntary demonstrators ( below).

«Working peasants' land, cattle and inventory will not be touched!»

Land division commission executing its activity.

And even as new slogans and promises more and more loudly were thrown at the people, no one believed them any longer. No Latvian peasant believed that agriculture will be protected from Soviet circumstances. Their hands hung down because they saw their destiny. Therefore the Bolsheviks had to lie by force in order somehow to hide their purposes. the Minister of Agriculture was doing this fairly willingly.
The Latvian peasant learned to experience that he should not be disappointed in his foreboding: landless peasants were granted 10 hectares each at the cost of the former land owners. Commissions drove into the countryside and withdrew from their land, cattle and inventory as much as was decided to give to a new land owner - enough that his farm would not be able to survive. The result of this transition needed to be a collective farm. In such a manner a total of 10,140 farms were looted.

«For Marx's - Engels' - Lenin's - Stalin's ideal...»

Quickly, deliberately, purposefully and against a plan worked out by Moscow, the poison of Bolshevism was flooded even deeper into the body of the bound nation, even more and more directly endangering the real bearer of the life of the people and the proof of its strength- the spirit. Along with screaming propaganda which overwhelmed people in loud demonstrations, importunately and persistently clamoring from glaring posters and newspaper columns, the ideas of Bolshevism fed through very well thought out pathways were introduced also into schools, higher education institutions and reached even the Latvian University, by this manner subjecting to the dangerous power of those ideas all of the youth - the healthiest and most positive power of any people. The department of Marxism-Leninism - the new «science» not recognized anywhere in the world was founded. The Faculty of Theology faculty and the Department of Philosophy were closed, old and respected teachers were discharged or arrested and in their place new ones whose only education was certified by the diploma of «The Red Professorate Institute» were attracted. This institution prepared specially-trained men for the propagation of Bolshevistic ideas, who many times did not even know how to properly write, but their tenure was determined according to how long they had belonged to the Party and the years spent imprisoned ...
Those men were chosen to be turned into the teachers and leaders of the Latvian young people...
Along with the changes mentioned the Union of Latvian Communist Youth was founded, the task of which was to Bolshevise Latvian young people. In order to do this job properly it was decided to damage young people from childhood which was tried to be achieved by involving them in the newly-founded Pioneers Organization.
The wave of absurdity, lies and abuse washed over factory workers and institutional employees also: work according to a schedule and plan was started - these were systems never to be fulfilled in life and completely useless; the Stachanoviesi Movement was invented - this was an artificially created fever for searching for the increase of labor productivity and technical innovations; a system for competition in labor productivity among enterprises and factories was founded - that was the most cruel falsification of the workers' wishes and the means for exploitation where instead of the 8 hour workday established by the Bolsheviks themselves, oftentimes it made people work twice as long; the Shock Workers Movement was established - that terrible tool to suck out the working capability of laborers...
At the same time, taking care about the destruction of moral and physical strength, Bolshevik institutions started to ruin the basis for the material and economic life of the people: from depositors their savings in banks and saving accounts were taken away, in this way effecting the small, self-sacrificing plodder - saver, took away buildings, nationalized industry and transport, reached out their hands for the peasant's land, the craftsman's tools and city resident's household possessions.
and all of this together was called «the struggle for a better future», «the struggle for the Marx's - Engels' - Lenin's - Stalin's ideal»...
The tentacles of Bolshevism were grasping deep inside the body of the people. There could be only one result - mental disability and stupidity, physical weakness and exhaustion- the true preconditions for the status of the slave to begin with and then for the status of an animal.







That was the characteristic feature for the period of Bolshevik authority. With screamed slogans, Bolshevik marches, the tramp of thousand feet was necessary to express joy for the remembrance of this day when the proletariat dictatorship which promised heaven on earth was born.

In fact those marches, slogans and steps were needed to drown out the thunder of the collapsing human life spoiled by the Bolsheviks, to tread underfoot the lies of the Bolsheviks and screaming indictment for this day which brought hell into the world.

Lines of people wanting a job at the Employment Administration in Riga.

Announcements of job offers.
in Winter all the country was surprised by a new manner of propagandizing:
Newspaper announcements were inviting people to the Employment Administration to apply for numerous vacancies or newly-created work positions. When the unemployed appeared at the Administration in long lines, it knew nothing about such requirements for helping hands.


Home propagandizing. January 12, 1941 was coming - the day when Latvians once again were forced to do things against which their will revolted - the day of the election of deputies of the Supreme Council of the USSR.

In addition to the already existing types the Bolsheviks created one more new kind of propagandizing, the so-called «home propagandizing».

A scene in one of the election meetings for the Supreme Council elections Their agents visited individual apartments, called into them all the people living in a building, to whom they then started to explain the meaning of the elections. It is not necessary to guess that the Yids were diligent visitors at those meetings.

And in places where such a manner of propagandizing was not possible it was replaced with meetings within factories and workplaces where frequently there appeared even only women and children.
Elections, typically one of the Bolsheviks' villainous ways for the falsification of the true will and feelings of the people, were arranged with extra special care in this case: everyone had to examine in advance whether their name was entered into the voters list (left) even though it was known that not to vote was impossible. One who did not have a note in the passport for participation in elections was subjecting him or herself to the danger of being branded a saboteur.

And as usual, always the Yids and again the Yids were at the forefront.

On January 8, 1941 newspaper "Cīņa" wrote: "One who wishes for the Latvian people(!) the happiness of a peaceful life, the joy of creative work, confidence for his/her own and the family's security and the welfare of the entire nation, will vote for the Bolshevik Party- for the candidates of the Communists and the Neutral Block." But other candidates did not exist and to refuse to vote was impossible, so the result was clear.

Unclear was the matter of how in such a manner the Latvian people would be able to ensure, at the least, security for themselves and their families. It was revealed in the future...

One of the truly voluntary voters casting his vote.

Only few months passed and the masks of hypocrisy began to fall - behind those the cruel, cynical and bloodthirsty face of Bolshevism appeared. There was no longer the necessity to hide it - everything one can do with a live body was accomplished: - the nation was disarmed, morally humiliated, blindly subordinated to the Authority; now was the time to start preliminary works for its destruction. The will of the people was falsified: workers were «demanding death» for their countrymen, the so-called murderers of June 17 - police officials who in the execution of their official duties had taken charge of the streets during the arrival of the Bolsheviks!
Regardless of whether workers expressed «their desire» by joining a socialistic competition or volunteer for performing some job at shock speed or also «unanimously decided» to demand the highest degree of punishment for the «bloodthirsty dogs»- everywhere the same thing was repeated: a party or trade union representative with a previously-drafted resolution appeared, read it at a workers' meeting and asked, who is against it?
People who during this half-year had seen their relatives and acquaintances being arrested for the smallest suspicions were glumly keeping silent. And it meat: «adopted unanimously».
It is terrible to murder, but it is even more terrible for a people against its desire to push a knife into a hand for killing their countrymen. The Bolsheviks did this. Their sadism reached a peak where there is nothing more villainous, their means and manners for the falsification of the people's will reached such a level of atrocity that no power in heaven or on earth will ever be able to forgive or forget.

A scene in a workers' meeting.



Subjected to Bolshevism by force, the Latvian people were compelled to assume also «the execution of a proud obligation against its wide fatherland, the Soviet Union»- it was decided that the Latvian young people were to become red soldiers. Offices for the registration of draftees were decorated with a lying poster: «We stand for peace, but we will know how to respond to the blows of warmongers.»

A red army soldiers draftee registration point decorated in a variety of colors.

At the same time Bolshevik agents were trying to explain to the draftees how dangerous it was for the Soviet Union to be surrounded by capitalists (below). There had been a time when the Baltic states with no means «were endangering» its borders. And it was not a secret to anybody that while speaking of peace the Soviet Union was secretly preparing for war. With the Baltic states it had acquired convenient starting positions to attack Germany, now,- what a fateful game!- it is the turn for Latvian young men to deliver their lives into the hands of the hated Bolshevik aggressors.

A political education lesson for draftees.

Children's entertainment in the hall of the Pioneers' Palace.
Special attention was paid to the Latvian young people: they must be raised to become «real Bolsheviks». Pioneers Groups were founded, Mopra - Red Assistance was legalized and the Komsomol organization, which must gradually provide new candidates for the Bolshevik Party, was organized.

A stressful situation occurred in the schools- if any of the children was not a member of the Pioneers Organization, then his/her parents were considered by Bolshevik teachers to be harmful for the socialistic country. And any saboteur is dangerous and must be punished. This made many to suppress their opinions and with squeezed teeth watch how their children fell into the claws of the messengers of the «new» culture.

The Riga Palace was transformed into the Pioneers Palace. And while children in their juvenile naivete were involved in childish entertainment, their fathers disappeared from workplaces, from homes - and became missing. And the dark hallways of the KGB and the locked doors of cells were keeping silent, KGB officials were silent and the guards were silent - and also those few who by some miracle were allowed to return from the KGB to life were silent also.

The hallway of the KGB prison.
The Bolsheviks were throwing all their skill at propagandizing and all their efforts into endless demonstrations, screaming slogans and posters. The variety of their colors, hyperbolic correlation and dimensions, loudness created artificially and by forced ways needed from one side to cover that deep indignation, anger of despair and choking hate which was smoldering within the people, from the other side - to cover up their own outrageousness and cruelty which were braking out from every order of the Bolsheviks or any command of the Party. The zenith in this matter was reached on the May 1st celebration in Riga.

May 1, 1941 diversity of colors.

A human exhausted by endless demonstrations becomes apathetic, overstrained by long work hours of socialistic competition he becomes insensible to the outside world... In this manner Bolshevism was reaching up for the spirit of the people in order to strangle it.


Typical Bolsheviks marching with pictures of government officials, posters and slogans.

What did need the Soviets human brought to the status of an animal, that always before his eyes there is a picture of his master and whipper, and this was brought to Latvian soil also.

Neither the countryside nor the villages were protected from demonstrations (center). The purposes of the Yids, which are pretty obviously symbolized by the picture to the left, first of all apply to the subordination of the largest mass of the nation to the influence of their misleading and false ideas. For the achievement of this goal their propagandizing reached the limits of an unbelievable exaggeration: in the front of the demonstrations special dance groups were going, but ...

Election bus
... street decorations were arranged for every important occasion for Bolshevik celebrations. For the election campaign various means of transportation were mobilized: beginning with trams and ending with buses. Covered with posters and slogans they ran down the streets followed by the chants of special screamers groups inviting to elect, elect (even though it was not possible to abstain) and to elect ... from the people «the best sons and daughters for the struggle for light and a bright future.»

And the buildings of institutions and Bolshevik organizations were covered with more and new posters therefore turning the clean Latvian streets into a mess of Yid-like diversity of colors. incomparably more funds and work were spent for propagandizing than for the entire cultural life in total. These are the statistics.

A decoration in Riga on the Brivibas Boulevard bridge.

Bolshevik agitators, like their spies, pushed into every group of people, reached the farthest corner of the country.

Along with ordinary mass and people's meetings, factory workers and business employees' meetings were organized at their workplaces, where Bolshevik agitators were proclaiming «the true ideal of Marx - Engels - Lenin - Stalin». the attitude of the workers is reflected in their gloomy faces.

Somewhere special groups were organized for the purpose to make happy with new dogma those corners still «left in fascistic darkness».

The Yids organized and managed the radio communications with Moscow. It was desired in this way to demonstrate the authority of the Bolsheviks technique and their «care and unlimited opportunities for the increasing of the welfare of workers». At the same time, in order to increase Bolshevistic production the Latvian workers, encouraged with beautiful words, were forced to sign socialistic competition agreements one after another.

The quantity of production was important but the quality was not. This was required by the plan and schedule. Even though the product was worthless the quota was fulfilled.

Workers at an enterprise signing up for joining a socialistic competition.

The manager of an enterprise, a Yid, explaining to Latvian workers «the great meaning» of a plan and schedule

Red corner in a Riga enterprise

The walls of factories and enterprises were decorated with many mysterious schedules and plans. The Latvian worker was working, a Yid - the manager of an enterprise was watching that he fulfills the quota. When after work the bored and overtired worker, according to all the ideas of propaganda, was invited by ... the red corner, but certainly nobody went there. This place for glorifying Stalin and party became the butt of caustic remarks and cause for innumerable jokes.

... the same for the wall newspaper, the creation of which required much time and work, but which was read by the Yiddish censor only.

The task of the wall newspaper was to promote division and treason - the most secure support for Yid and Bolshevik power, because the newspaper provided for the right to openly and sharply denounce «undesirable facts and persons» within the factory, enterprise or educational institution. There were people who used those rights.

Typical Bolshevik wall newspaper.

Even from the very first days of their invasion Bolsheviks were revealing «the heights» of Soviet culture and by typical means made it to be understood, where it would also be brought - the «culturally undeveloped» country of the Latvians.

Step by step, into Latvian life flooded the ways of the new Russian culture ...

Top and bottom: Red Army public events in Riga parks. The dignity of soldiers of any other army would not have permitted such «cultural» leaps.
Center - a group of program performers in some countryside event.

Certifying friendship with Soviet nations, Andrejs Upits, Vilis Lacis and Janis Niedre who were announced as prominent in Latvian literature, got dressed into Tadzhik dressing-gowns. This happened on days when thousands of best Latvian sons and daughters got driven away for banishment.

The managers of this new « culture», of course, were the Yids, for example manager of Schools Administration Bergmanis and predecessor Grašmanis.
How deeply the Yiddish was intruded upon Latvians life certify the fact that even sports managers were almost all Yids.

Yid sportsmen during some Bolsheviks social gathering.
Here are the witnesses of real Bolsheviks culture: the monument for the liberation of Latgale (sculptor K. Jansons) in Rezekne on the moment of its opening and - after the Bolsheviks arrival.

A report by the manager of a school. Where was Bolshevism leading our young people, the Latvian people's one and only hope for the future?

A mob stirred up by Bolsheviks is carrying a cross broken off in Rainis cemetery in Riga.

A mob stirred up by Bolsheviks is carrying a cross broken off in Rainis cemetery in Riga.
«Do not trust in God, do not trust yourselves, trust neither good nor evil! Revolt against everything and against yourselves, derogate your holy of holies and yourselves and then you will acquire the happiness of equality (then you will become easy to manage and easy to enslave, therefore you will be similar to cattle because your spirit will be broken).» This was the secret idea of the Yids.

And while it was tried to push over the Latvian nation the Bolshevistic cynicism, while people were hounded each to another, while church-goers were persecuted and the crosses broken off the gravestones - in the name of freedom of religion announced by Bolsheviks! - meanwhile the Yids were practicing their religious traditions uninterrupted, because this «freedom» did not apply to them: standing in lines they continued to demand their special meat in order to serve their terrible Yiddish God, who referring to Yids religious ritual demanded the blood of animals killed slowly and by torture.

Lines of Yids at special a butcher's shop in Riga

«The most democratic Constitution in the world» -Stalin's Constitution proclaimed the unlimited freedom of religion. Yet the Soviet Authority itself was organizing anti-religious exhibitions and museums. Soon after the arrival of the Bolsheviks all methods examined in a Soviet country were transferred also to Latvia, however without success: churches remained crowded.

Aina antireliģiozā skatē

At the same time the justice awareness of the nation had to suffer a heavy blow, when People's Courts were organized, people without legal education and oftentimes without any education became judges: janitors, servants, workers, cabman ... What kind of decisions could they make? How many innocents did they sentence under the pressure of blind power and their own ignorance?

A scene in some sitting of peoples court

Yiddish instructor giving advice on agriculture to a Latvian peasant

The entire ghastly year of Bolshevism was interwoven and stamped with absurdity and preposterousness. But in some cases those absurdities surpassed all imaginable limits.

Yiddish instructor giving advice on agriculture to a Latvian peasant
The entire ghastly year of Bolshevism was interwoven and stamped with absurdity and preposterousness. But in some cases those absurdities surpassed all imaginable limits.

The Yids were the ones who (in demonstrations) were the first to demand land for the landless - a people which never had any relation with the land. The Yids also were those who, when receiving agriculture machines, were training Latvian land-tillers how to use them (right). The cynicism and derision which was thrown in the face of Latvian peasant was not possible to be surpassed.

The success of those Yiddish instructors was the as absurd and obscure as all the Bolshevistic system: an instructor taught how to raise the field while it was not harrowed. Springs were broken off the machine ...

Already on July 10, 1940 the newspapers were announcing that «6 Yiddish citizens... desire to acquire a land plot» for the foundation of the first collective farm. When among peasants a significant worry occur, the party boss Spure announced in the press, that nobody had even thought about collective farms yet ...

Collective farms will not be! What a consolation with that was addressed to the already suspicious peasant, that he does not hide the seed material, does not delay the sowing of the fields? But the peasant did not believe, therefore he was not disappointed: in spite of all promises, in the Spring of 1941, without the least shame, the Soviet Authority founded the first collective farm. Soviet collective farms already existed, and those were followed by agricultural associations. All available means possible were used in the rush to lead the Latvian agriculture to that level which it had achieved in Soviet country in 1923.

The most terrible job for the impoverishment of Latvian nation started. Only the physical destruction of the people was left for the future. For this the outrageous aggressors had prepared very carefully...


It was not possible to change anything in the flow of events. The Latvian people turned away from Bolshevism, drew closer and felt the only power against outrageousness in their sense of community.

Latvian soldiers driven on the streets by red politruks, forced to demonstrate against their will, knew how to proudly express their bearing filled with honor and dignity and in suppressed indignation and awareness of being Latvian to separate from everything Bolshevistic.

left: A unit of Latvian soldiers in the demonstrations on International Youth Day. Their deeply serious or ironic faces express anything but joy about Soviet Authority.

The most pain for the disaster and suffering of their people was felt by Latvian young people. With gloomy, reserved faces, sunk into themselves, they were marching driven by fanfares of May 1st (below) and being aware of the deep misery of the destiny of their people.

Pioneers on a truck in one of the demonstrations. Their faces show how enslaved and frightened they feel.

Driven into the Pioneers Organization, so strange and disgusting for a child's soul, little Latvians gloomily carried out imposed obligations. But Bolshevism precisely there - among the youngest - was trying to raise people suitable for themselves. The poison of betrayal was also poured into the hearts of the littlest.

An informer's report by some Pioneer about his classmates

A unit of Latvian soldiers prior to going to the Saeima election, forced to pose for a press photographer. Officers pointedly turned their backs.
The spirit of dissatisfaction and resistance among the people was expressing itself in every step.

The soldiers of a squadron expressed their protest of the absurdities and deliberate cruelty of the Bolsheviks in a daring poster: «We do not have a place to lay down our heads» (right)

That squadron was for a long time was without a permanent billet and was continuously relocated from one place to another.

The nation found thousands of ways in which its attitude was spontaneously expressed. The proof of this were ballot papers crossed out or covered with writing, from reports of executive committees on spoiled ballot papers given in during the January 12, 1941 voting (bottom). Regardless of the fact that such ballot papers were useless, they were later used for «rounding up» the percentage of voters.

Everyone knows how hard it was to have expressed even the smallest protest.

The spirit of the Latvians remained unbroken through all these trials - including that most terrible known to man - beginning with the KGB and ending with the martyr's path to exile or death.

On picture General K. Goppers in life and in another side of humans life - the KGB

The spirit of the Latvians must be broken!
Such task of Bolsheviks already from the first days were executed with bustle: those not grabbed by the KGB were banished.

The decree of the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior, Vilis Lācis, on the banishment of the Latvian War Minister, General Jānis Balodis.

The banishment certificate issued to Saulītis

A receipt for having received for «loading» into a carriage and sentenced for banishment the O. Zaķis family. In the receipt, using numbers, it is written that the family consists of two people, but from the records we see that there were three. This «Certification» indicates that the official for banishment, the chairman of the operative group of the National Commissariat of the State Security of the Latvian SSR, Comrade E. Saulitis, did not properly know how to write or to add.


The Latvian people finally understood the fate to which it was to be subjected. On this night it saw the true face of Bolshevism. Showing no mercy to children, women or old men, during this night the Soviet Authority throughout Latvia arrested the best Latvian families, delivered them to the stations and in barred cattle carriages banished them to the Soviet Union. By such orders, in just a single night 14,693 of its honest sons and daughters were pulled out from the among the Latvian people.

The Latvian people
walked into
the hardest period
of its trial
and suffering

Top: The room from which a Latvian family was pulled out and driven onto unknown roads of suffering.

At the bottom: a plan of collecting and loading (!) points of convoys anticipated for Latvians to be banished, found in archives left by the Bolsheviks.

Designations: collection points: loading points. Word-for-word written about loading, for transportation of people to be banished it is anticipated to use the cattle carriages.

The plan prepared by the Yid, Goldfains, for banishing Latvians to the Soviet Union.

Relatives of the unfortunates at one of the carriages. A KGB man prohibited the handing of food, drinking water and warm clothing to those being banished.

In barred carriages the unfortunates were forced to spend days and nights without food and water on their way of thousands of kilometers.


unfortunates having one last look at their native land through the bars of a window. Armed KGB guards providing security ... How could babies and women and old people resist? How could the Bolsheviks be frightened by Latvian men whose only weapon was their spirit and the determination to endure?

Found along the railway, thrown out the windows evidence from those banished on their journey of torture: a book with handwritten information on the destiny of the arrested, an aluminum cup with one final wish:



The lines of convoy carriages in Rēzekne Station on their way to the Soviet Union.
Materials found in documents left by the Bolsheviks provide indications about those places to which arrested Latvians were banished. A map near by indicates areas where it was planned to locate the banished. The number of persons to placed refers to the number of carriages not people.

Those few who at the last moment learned about the terrible plan of the Bolsheviks were trying to look for escape by changing their place of hiding.

A National Guard officer with his wife (top ). After three weeks of changing their place of residence and hiding in the forests it is hard to recognize them


Anyone who went behind the doors of the KGB passed through the most terrible horror, experienced the deepest torture and suffering. Behind those any persecuted Latvian who did not have the time to escape or did not know how to hide from the bloody grasp of the Bolsheviks ended his lifetime.

«The most democratic Constitution in the world» - the Constitution of the «father of nations and leader of working people» Stalin made sure that the Latvian people «experienced a happy, sunny future». Thousands of Latvians experienced the night of blood and torture from which the only salvation was death.

If it was decided to reduce somebody to ruin, the KGB simply ordered the materials necessary for this purpose be found, or to be more precise, to be created.

An order addressed to the Third Special Department of NKVD: to find complete and compromising information on one Klara Veise
It was a deliberate set-up so obvious in this particular case: Klara Veise had already left Latvia a year previously, as it is certified by the document of the NKVD

The Soviet Authority could relay on its servants: a report by writer Janis Niedre to the National Commissar of the State Security S. Šustins (at the bottom).
With special decrees it was ordered to collect accusatory information about those under suspicion. On every one of them the KGB had its special register. If one institution had a lack of materials, they were borrowed from another.

An order from Latvian National Commissariat of the Interior for the collection of compromising information.


Evidence of Bolshevik management methods:
Warrants for arrest and search.

A police calendar taken away from citizen Priedītis during the search. An inscription proves the names of the searchers.

Information and instructions on those to be supervised, searched or arrested were delivered to the KGB by a carefully organized network of informers, spies and agents. But the most valuable services were provided by loyal men placed within institutions and work places.

Here are some of those who made the Latvians suffer: Yid, Cipe Gutmanis, a thief and a burglar with 3 1/2 years spent in prison, a servant of the Bolsheviks at the Apartments Administration (top). Ernests Rožkalns (bottom) master of breaking and entering and theft, punished 16 times, the manager a some trading enterprise during the Bolshevik period.

Prisoners of the KGB - young and old, workers and intelligentsia, men and women...



The hallway of Riga KGB, with cells
A solitary cell, one of the methods of torture. In such a cell it is impossible to stretch nor to sleep. Those arrested were first made exhausted in order to reduce their strength and resistance ability during questioning.

The yard of the KGB where sometimes the arrested were taken for a walk.

One of KGB cells. During the night there suddenly the shout was to be heard «Get up!» KGB men called the names of the arrested. The ones who were called were ordered to follow - along endless hallways they were led to a room.


Here care was taken about everything: in order that the shots did not ruin the walls they were covered with wood, the doors were covered with soft paneling - its well known how well it muffles the sound. The floors were covered with cement plates in order to more easily wash off the blood



A scene in the shooting gallery
So that the blood of the martyrs did not spatter the walls, they were covered with special coated cloth. The blood ran away through a drain in the corner of the shooting gallery. After the horror job was committed, the room was rinsed for the next time. In this way in a groove surrounding the drain 240 bullets were later found and collected. How many were rinsed down the drain?

A scene in the shooting gallery

The drain in the corner of the shooting gallery



from life and freedom along the KGB
labyrinths and to the death of a martyr.

The ex-manager of the Organization and Mobilization Department of the Latvian Army Headquarters, colonel Streipa.

Interior National Committee for the State Security, later the State Security Commissar S. Šustins.

Commissar of the Interior A. Noviks who took the office after Šustina.

Mozus Citrons, Daugavpils KGB doctor with a salary 900 rubles per month - three times the normal salary for doctors. For whom was he providing medical services?

A Yiddish woman, hired by the KGB for torture tasks


A victim of the Bolsheviks killed by the so-called Yiddish butchers' «schochet's» cut.


Top: a hanging carpet spattered with the blood of martyrs in the Riga KGB. During the night the shot people were delivered outside Riga in trucks to be interred. At the bottom: bloody tarpaulin found in the yard of the KGB with which were covered those to be led on their last path.

Student, Bruno Rungainis - one of the few who was lucky enough to get out of the death embraces of the KGB.

What could be told by those innumerable martyrs who are silenced for ever?

The testimony of the illiterate Yid, Gincburgs, on the subject of yanking off nails in the Daugavpils prison.
The statement of Bruno Rungainis on his torture by the KGB.


A silent summer house in Baltezers ... To here in closed cars armed KGB men were driving tens of Latvian patriots. Behind the fence of this summer house their road of torture came to an end.

Not far away from this summer house, among young trees filled with the sap of life, freshly dug earth shone dimly.

Liberated from the bloody yoke, on July 1941 the earth returned its secret. It opened very much on facts which the Bolsheviks were very carefully trying to hide behind barred windows, barbed wires, in cellars and in their minds.

Thrown criss-cross in a common pit in the garden of Baltezers summer house were lying shoot. The pit returned more and more new corps.




Helping the martyrs on their road to the other world in way honorable for humans required lot of attention and care.

Many were robbed prior to death - footwear was taken away, the clothes were pulled of. But for very many prior to death their human appearance was taken away - it was very difficult to recognize shapeless smashed faces with features changed by death sleep and earth.

The hands of many martyrs had been tightly tied behind their back. What could be endangered by those miserable, tormented, tired and exhausted people?

Corpses were freed from their clothing
In twenty-three years the Bolshevism had not changed. The graves of buried victims disclosed the same picture as in 1919 during the first invasion of the Bolsheviks into Latvia.

Lines of murdered in Baltezers

Latvians murdered at the Krustpils airport when the Bolsheviks were retreating.

More and more new graves gave up their victims: unearthed martyrs at the Krusta church in Riga.

But during the time while the walls of cellars were deadening the moans of thousands of martyrs, when gunshots in the night erased multiple lives,

The mortal remains of shot Latvians after examination in Dreilini.

the men in power lived not badly at all. From the left: the members of the Supreme Council V. Lacis, party secretary. Spure and the president of puppet government professor Kirchenšteins during a Bolshevik celebration.

Identification of corpses found in Biķernieki.
Within all the nearest surroundings of Riga were found pits with shooting victims. In each of them were 10 - 30 corpses or more. In Biķernieki were discovered new graves, in Dreiliņi more in another.

How many of such mass graves were hidden and still is hiding all unfortunate, befouled with severity Latvian land? The names of many who were found in the graves are not known, the destinies of countless others can not possibly be followed up even today.

The line of victims unearthed in Dreiliņi.
With the beginning of the German - Soviet Union war the terror of the Bolsheviks got even stronger, getting to open murder. A terrible fate befouled Latvian soldiers in the most severe way: those who were considered politically unreliable were pensioned off from the service. When they were leaving the location of their army units, they were treacherously lured into a trap and fusillade.

Shot soldiers found nearby Litene camp - from the left: E. Vilkājs, J. Pinka, V. Leja, V. Tumaševics, A. Tumaševics.
With the beginning of the German - Soviet Union war the terror of the Bolsheviks got even stronger, getting to open murder. A terrible fate befouled Latvian soldiers in the most severe way: those who were considered politically unreliable were pensioned off from the service. When they were leaving the location of their army units, they were treacherously lured into a trap and fusillade.

Balvi rural district, Vilis Lapinš, an unknown soldier and Peteris Krauja murdered on June 29, 1941.

An excerpt from the death sentence found of the murdered student Gedimins Frankevičs:

«For the crimes committed by Frankevičs Gedimins, son of Sigismunds, because of their gravity and on the basis of Articles 19 - 58 -9 of the Penal Code of the RSFSR the highest measure of punishment - shooting - shall be imposed, and also the confiscation of all of his personal property.»

This short text erased the life of a human and tear away from the nation a young and healthy branch.

The body of Gedimins Frankevičs: the badly-deformed head proved what paths of ordeal the Latvian martyrs had to walk until the death released them from the torture.


Unearthing of corps in a yard of Riga Central Prison

The beginning of the war was driving the bloody oppressors away from the Latvian land. Because they did not manage to destroy the Latvian nation and sensing the final hours of their power, the Bolsheviks were wildly massacring victims - Central Prison prisoners - helpless, unresisting, miserable people.
The layer of earth just couple feet thick was covering those prisoners shoot by Bolsheviks, who were lying there thrown each on the top of another in messy pails.

The earth returning victims

I n a c o m m o n p i t.

Many for whom their relatives were insistently and vainly searching and asking - many of them were in those pits, unable to tell their nation anything more.

B u t t h e i r b l o o d s p e a k s.

And they tell much more than all the most terrible words together.

Unearthed victims, after removal of their clothing and a washing, were attempted to be identified during a careful examination.

Always more and more victims

Lines of corps in the yard of Riga Central Prison.

All that was left from the vigorous power of many
lifetimes and lives sacrificed for the fatherland.

Corpsmen bringing a victim out of the pit.

In the yard of the Central Prison
In this manner, on June 28, 1941, during the final hours of their power the Bolsheviks massacred the people locked up in the prisons.

relatives of the shot and missing looking for their family members among corpses in the yard of the Central Prison.

To the left a document of sordid cynicism of Bolsheviks: a receipt about receiving people sentenced to the death issued to the administration of a prison by a KGB official with the following text: «Have received sixty two arrested people.» - As we can see the names of the people were not important, only the number. Those received by number also were shot by number.

The actual scope of Bolshevistic murderers certify the terrible resolution on the list of arrested written with red ink by Commissar of Internal Security Šustins: «Considering the social dangerousness, to shoot all» (in the bottom)

This decision of death erased lives of 78 people, who, as indicates the list on the top «were arrested for counterrevolution».
Here are the basis for the death penalties of Latvians shot because of counterrevolutionary activities:
«Sang Latvian folk songs.»
«Did not sing The Internationale on May 1st.»
«Was a descendant of wealthy farmers.»
«Was utilizing labor force of others.»
«Hid in the forest.»
«During an air raid was in a cemetery.»
«Was a member of corporation.»
«Was a member of the Mazpulki organization.»
«Was a National Guardsman.»
«Was a policeman.»
«Had been awarded the Lacplesis Order.»
«Fought in the Latvian Army against Bolshevism.»
«Was disposed to anti-Bolshevism.»
«Ignored Red Army soldiers.»
«Had defamed the Bolshevik Party.»
«Was an adjutant of the State President of Latvia.»
«Raised hostility against other nations.»


Tailor Voldemārs Janelis in private life.

Tailor Voldemārs Janelis - a KGB prisoner.

Those who knew him in a life will not recognize him in the death. The KGB made sure of it.

Tailor Voldemārs Janelis a KGB victim.


School Department Director Arnolds Čuibe.

Commander of Railroad Defense Guards Jānis Ozoliņš







Michails Afanasjevs

Andrejs Krūmiņš
Smashed skulls and distorted faces, opened and disjointed mouths - everything proves the terrible suffering which these martyrs had to experience during the last of their days and at the hour of their death.

Pēteris Dobe

Staņislavs Belkovskis

Kārlis Purniņš

Jānis Steps
Alberts Broders
Nikolajs Zokorko



It was not possible to discover the identities of many victims.

Arvīds Zemītis

An unknown victim, Nikolajs Dāvis, Jānis Opincāns


One of them was Silvestrs Brokāns

«A passport» of arrested - his cell card.

The text of the death sentence.

The reason for arrest - the words of Brokāns: «the Germans shot down 400 Bolshevik planes, within two weeks they will be here.»

Only couple days passed, Riga got liberated, but to Brokāns even on June 26 the death penalty was condemned. Only a miracle saved him.

As the German army drew closer to Riga the terror of Bolsheviks became indescribable.

Announcements on the streets were offering information about arrests. When later the graves of shooting victims were opened, it appears that among those murdered was not even a single Yid.

Even while retreating in haste from Liepāja, the Bolsheviks were able to massacre their prisoners.

A scene in the cellar of the Liepāja Militia.
All three shoot - kinsfolk of one family. Their «crime» - at the front of their apartment a piece of white cloth was found. Justification for the death penalty: they were giving signals to the German army.


Yesterday and today for counterrevolutionary activity - organizations of acts of diversion, terror, giving signals to the enemy etc. several persons have been arrested, among them Miervaldis Lūkins, son of Jānis, Nikolajs Rainics, son of Georgs, Heinrichs Neibergs, son of Jānis, Matvejs Kuzņecovs, son of Nikolajs, Jāzeps Kagans, son of Abrāms, Arnolds Čuibe, son of Jānis and others.

For all those arrested the death penalty by shooting has been imposed and the decision was executed.

So it will be done to anyone who in any manner will attempt to support the enemy and to betray their Fatherland.

I invite the working people of the City of Riga to be helpful in discovering ill-disposed elements.

The Chairman of Riga Garrison
Lieutenant-General SAFRONOVS.

June 27, 1941

A pile of corpses in a room in the cellar of Liepaja Militia, where a hand grenade was thrown in first, and then those who remained alive were shot.

One more time the cellar of the Liepāja Militia.

Victims in Daugavpils

The same destiny befell Valmiera as well.

Rows of shooting victims in Valmiera


Civilians murdered in Jelgava. Prior to shooting they were tortured then thrown into the garbage.

Murdered workers in Jelgava.


Retreating from Riga ahead of the attacking German armed forces, the Bolsheviks left empty bottles in a KGB office... and a city set afire by themselves.

Riga burning

Downtown Riga after the eviction of the Bolsheviks

Even when running away they were killing. A woman on the street, killed by Bolsheviks on the day Riga fell

Those who did not feel safe, driven by their dirty conscience, were going along with the Bolsheviks to the East. But the military operations were faster - many Yiddish refugees and yes-men of the Bolsheviks were detained.

a crowd of refugees after their returning to Riga



Everything that the Latvian people and state received from the Bolshevik
government which came with promises of freedom, brotherhood and equality,
happy life and sunshine future.



E m p l o y e d Banished
13./14. VI, 1941 Arrested and
banished Missing
(driven away)
after 14. VI, 1941 Murdered Total
In agriculture 3.839 766 551 226 5.381
Industry, crafts, trade 1.586 1.084 2.988 162 5.820
Traffic, transport 227 281 2.375 59 2.942
Soldiers, police employees 982 682 3.340 190 5.194
State and local government employees 1.311 599 569 77 2.556
Free professions 697 178 209 44 1.128
Landlords, old age people 196 38 - 12 251
Students, children 3.290 364 1.070 49 4.773
In household 1.953 42 298 3 2.296
Other, of unknown occupation 613 2.007 749 540 3.909

T O T A L : 14.693 6.041 12.161 1.355 34.250
Among them
men 6.294 5.686 9.801 1.235 23.016
women 5.174 338 1.604 102 7.218
children before age of 16 years 3.225 17 756 18 4.016

From Riga 3.540 1.925 5.812 298 11.566
Vidzeme 2.942 999 1.660 302 5.903
Kurzeme 2.146 583 968 144 3.841
Zemgale 2.655 657 768 110 4.190
Latgale 3.558 986 1.122 206 5.872
Unknown 52 891 1.831 304 3.072

The Latvian flag, the pride and dignity of the nation was trod underfoot, personal freedom was stolen, the economy and agriculture were ruined, valuables: ships, trains, vehicles and factory machines, agricultural inventory were taken away. 488.000 cattle were driven away. 79.225 tons of cereals, from private depositors savings were robbed, forests were destroyed for the construction of innumerable military structures of the Bolsheviks, when retreating houses and public buildings were deliberately burned, bridges ruined.


Um comentário:

The Central Scrutinizer disse...

You have only told half the story here. Now please tell us (and show the gory photos) of the 66,000 Latvian Jews, 19,000 other Jews and an unknown number of Gypsies murdered by the Latvian Arajs Kommando (including Herberts Cukurs) and their Nazi friends between 1941 and 1944, four much more ghastly years, don't you think?
By the way, using the racist term 'Yid' does not lend much credibility to the historical veracity of your blog post.