Austra Zalcmane : The “Russian Hell”


On the train, Austra Zalcmane  heard the adults cursing Russia, which they compared to Hell. So in the girl’s mind, the idea formed that the resettlers were to be thrown into a world of flames. She was terrified of arriving in Russia.

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Austra Zalcmane in Riga, 17 June 2008