Purges in the territories annexed to the USSR, 1944-1952 : 1944 in Estonia – Eela Lõhmus’s story


In 1944, Eela and her family were caught up in the fighting between the German forces and the Red Army. As they retreated, the Germans advised the local population to evacuate because the Russian soldiers were advancing. Eela and her family and friends fled across rivers and forests under Soviet bombing, between the German tanks.

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Eela Lõhmus, 17 march 2010, Keeni, Estonia