Resistance Movement in Latvia

By: Silde, Adolfs

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56pp. Index, maps. Some very light wear to front and rear covers else a very good, clean, tight, unmarked copy. "...This resistance can be treated under three aspects: (1) armed resistance, (2) passive resistance and (3) spiritual resistance. In the present study and collection of testimonies we shall speak of all three." (author) Several historical letters are partially reprinted, in English, in the book: A letter written by 17 Latvian communists in 1972 and distributed to communists in other European countries - discusses the promise by the communists that the local nationality would be respected (ethnic Latvians would have top jobs and Latvian language would be prominant) and the breaking of that promise with many details. A petition by 45 Estonians, Latvians, and Lithuanians to the Soviet and German governments requesting, on the 40th anniversary of the Soviet-Nazi pact, that the pact should be published and renounced and the Baltic states should regain independence. At the end is a short piece called "Latvia Before the Helsinki Agreement" by Gunars Rode. Rode discusses methods used by the KGB to break up dissident groups and the actions of some Latvians who protested the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia. [Rode] is a Latvian who resisted Soviet authorities and did time in labor camp and prison before the KGB allowed him to move to Sweden. (John Christmas)

Title: Resistance Movement in Latvia

Author Name: Silde, Adolfs


Publisher: Stockholm, Latvian National Foundation: 1972

Binding: Original Card

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 003849

Keywords: Latvia Occupation