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An Event to Commemorate the Mass Deportations of the Peoples of the Baltic States

As Covid-19 has prevented the annual 14th of June commemoration concert, the Latvian communities of Melbourne and Sydney have instead jointly prepared a video to mark this event, which is so significant in our Baltic nations histories.

The video is 56 minutes in length and includes brief addresses (all in English) by:

  • Latvian organizer Anita Anderson,
  • Victorian honorary consuls for Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania,
  • President of Latvia, Egīls Levits
  • former president of Latvia, Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga
  • national anthems of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania
  • several musical items by each Baltic community.

This video is a valuable resource for informing the younger members of our communities, as well other groups about the events of the 14th of June 1941.

By Kristi Barrow

Loves all things Estonian. Especially Crafters Elderflower gin. Aussie born.