5 1st plenary session MOLOTOV
... maneuver reduced greatly. Actually Latvia found itself in a desperate position,
loss of independence was only a matter of time.
3. In the difficult international situation the leaders of Latvian foreign policy
were not equal to their task. They were not able to solve the existing problems.
lithuanian prisoners of war in western
... (of the size of the country in 1939) were mobilised. This was a high-level mobilisation, the tension
of which was albeit diminished by the economies of the occupied lands, their natural resources and
the use of their population, as well as prisoners of war (POWs). At least 1.8 million nationals of
Patriotes aux Armes!: The Underground
... the Biesbosch wilderness was used to go into hiding. In northern Italy, both the
Alps and the Apennines offered shelter to partisan brigades, though many groups
operated directly inside the major cities.
There were many different types of resistance groups, ranging in activity from
humanitarian aid ...
Reichskommissariat Ostland - Grahams Nazi Germany Third Reich
... Leibbrandt, spoke out against this. He argued that the sympathy of the Baltic peoples, who
would naturally want the use of their own terminology, could be lost entirely. They would
therefore not be won over either as supporters of the German war effort, nor as racially
valuable settlers for the regi ...
Declaration on Latvian Legionnaires in World War II
... –1941 the USSR committed genocide in Latvia. Hundreds of people were shot without trial; tens of thousands
of people were deported to distant regions of the USSR. During this time, Germany also committed war
crimes and genocide in Latvia, but they had a smaller impact on Latvian citizens. Therefore, ...
Estonia Today 23 AUGUST 1939
... the MRP. Increasingly thorough illumination of the topic
demonstrated that the three Baltic States had indeed been
coercively removed from their historical path of
development, occupied by military force and annexed by
the Soviet Union. The entire process was completely null
and void by the standard ...
Background reading for teachers (DOC)
... It is especially difficult to deal with resistance in countries that were occupied by
two different aggressors, the Soviet Union and Germany, which meant that
resistance against one regime was often directly influenced by the actions of the
other occupation regime. Probably the prime example of this ...
The Forest Brothers (also Brothers of the Forest; Forest Brethren; Forest Brotherhood; Estonian: metsavennad, Latvian: meža brāļi, Lithuanian: miško broliai) were Estonian, Latvian, and Lithuanian partisans who waged a guerrilla war against Soviet rule during the Soviet invasion and occupation of the three Baltic states during, and after, World War II. Similar anti-Soviet Eastern European resistance groups fought against Soviet and communist rule in Bulgaria, Poland, Romania, and western Ukraine.The Red Army occupied the independent Baltic states in 1940–1941 and, after a period of German occupation, again in 1944–1945. As Stalinist repression intensified over the following years, 50,000 residents of these countries used the heavily forested countryside as a natural refuge and base for armed anti-Soviet resistance.Resistance units varied in size and composition, ranging from individually operating guerrillas, armed primarily for self-defense, to large and well-organized groups able to engage significant Soviet forces in battle.