Survivorship and the Eastern exile: Estonian women's life narratives of the 1941 and 1949 Siberian deportations

  title={Survivorship and the Eastern exile: Estonian women's life narratives of the 1941 and 1949 Siberian deportations},
  author={Tiina Ann Kirss},
  journal={Journal of Baltic Studies},
  pages={13 - 38}
  • T. Kirss
  • Published 1 March 2005
  • History
  • Journal of Baltic Studies
The spring and summer of 1941 were full of agitation and fear. Unexplainable events took place. On the 13th of June 1941 there were no cars on the roads; it was strangely quiet. Early the next morning I was awakened by the roar of a truck at the gate of our neighbour's house. I looked out — soldiers surrounded the truck. About a half hour later the owner of the house, August Tilk, emerged with his wife, carrying bundles wrapped in bedsheets. The deportations had begun; fear of death pervaded… 
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