Mass Flight Memorial

The fate and history of 80,000 displaced Estonians was suppressed for 50 years with slanderous accusations by the Soviet authorities. In order to remind the new generations, both in the diaspora and Estonia, 2024 is being commemorated as the 80th anniversary of the Mass Flight of 1944 (Suurpõgenemine ’44).

For the past several years, the dedicated members of the 1944 Mass Flight Committee of the Estonian World Council have laboured tirelessly to ensure that the sacrifices and struggles of those who embarked on the perilous journey of the Mass Flight are never forgotten: a Memorial Statue, Puudutus, has been commissioned. It will be unveiled this September, next to the Pärnu River from where thousands fled in those little boats and ships.

But to make this monument a reality, funds need to be raised from the Estonian worldwide diaspora. Please become an important part of this Commemoration of our Refugee forefathers by making a generous donation to this project.

Read our Pärnu Monument Appeal publications:

Thank you for keeping Estonian memory alive at home and throughout the world