Deportation memorial at Skirotava train station in Riga

Pictures and text by Mark R. Hatlie

These pictures were taken in Riga during the first week of September, 2007.

The Skirotava train station is in the background.
It reads "In memory of people in Latvia who were taken from this place by cheka units into the depths of the USSR never to return / 14 June, 1941, 1 December, 1949 and in other years". (To Latvijas iedzivotaju pieminai kurus no sis vietas cekas esalonos aizveda PSRS talumos uz neatgriesanos.)

The visit to this location was paid for by a research grant from the
American Public University System.
"Educating those who serve."

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