March, 1949. Though the sun was growing higher and higher above the horizon, with promises of sunnier days to come, the spring days remained cold. The soil was frozen solid. Clear skies became flurries at a moment’s notice.
Operation “Priboi” (“Tide”) began with a pounding on the door in the early hours of March 25. This was a wake-up call that changed the lives of many Estonians forever. NKGB (People’s Commissariat for State Security) agents and their collaborators went from home to home, reading a decree that declared residents under arrest and subject to deportation. They were given an hour to …read more
Source: Ottawa Citizen