Thursday, December 16, 2021

Latvia: Year of Jewish Instigated Horror

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 Latvia: Year of Horror

Editors: Paula Kovalevskis, Oskars Noritis and Mikelis Goppers

Zelta Abele Publisher 

Riga 1942

Pdf of book containing the many photos and documents

Latvia: Year of Horror is a collection of photos and documents covering the jewish communist rule in Latvia from June 17, 1940 to July 1, 1941. This book shows jewish communism as it was in reality — cloaked in deception and lies, filled with inhuman jewish cruelties, reveling in torture and blood, sadistic in its delight in the lamentations of sufferers, and infinite in revenge and destruction. An unfathomable jewish darkness, a madness, a mockery of honour and a rejection of all virtue sought to annihilate nothing less than the soul of the Latvian nation, a people for more than 4,000 years. The 96 page book was issued in 25 000 copies in 1942, and subsequently published in Germany in 1943.

Forward

The reprinting of Baigais Gads (Latvia: Year of Horror) is not only laudable and welcome, it is also necessary. This book deals with a turning point in Latvian history which must not remain hidden. Latvia: Year of Horror was the first (1942) and, at this moment, the only full documentation of the horrible events of 1940. It offers a precise witness of that time in Latvian history. It is an historical documentation of the now all-but-forgotten events in Latvia of that horrible summer of 1940. It is a period of time filled with tragedy. A manipulation of historical events to suit today’s needs is not allowable. These are the facts!

What form of depravity was able to hoard such poison and pour it over the Latvian land? JEWS! Everyone attacking his victim from a hiding place is a villain. Anyone stabbing a living being in the back in the darkness of night must be called a murderer. However, there is no suitable name to describe the demonic jewish power which left behind skeletons and ruins. Likewise, no name can be found for all that nightmarish existence which transcends the limits of human conscience and understanding. For the jewish horror, jewish bloodlust and jewish destruction which this atrocious jewish power possessed, humanity had not sensed nor seen the like before. Martyrs and exiles are silent. The torture ends with death. The painful moans are heard in heaven, but the wrongs inflicted, the humiliation and shame, that cry from the mouths of the dead in their dark burial places will never be silenced. Their blood will forever yearn for retribution and earth itself, while hiding their remains, will not be silent, until justice, nature and the Gods will have atoned for the pain, both spiritual and physical, suffered by the humiliated and disarmed Latvian nation in its hour of crisis and torment in 1940!

The Beginning

On June 15/16, 1940, many Latvians had gathered to attend the song festival in Daugavpils. This was to be the last such festival for free Latvians for almost half a century. The attack by Stalin’s communists on the night of June 14, 1940 was the prelude to Latvia’s road of suffering. The orgy of jewish bloodshed had begun. On this night, the “great Eastern neighbor” — the Soviet Union — after a silence of 23 years, took the first step in the dance of death on Latvian soil. Their invasion was their calling card and showed how the jewish Bolsheviks betrayed their commitments undertaken in the Mutual Assistance Pact of 1939.

These events took place at the very time that the Bolshevik press proclaimed: “The Soviet Union has maintained and continues to maintain a policy that is beneficial and to the highest degree pro-Latvian.” The cynicism and bestiality shown by jewish Soviet rule seemed unbelievable. The jewish hypocrisy and falsification of truth were incomprehensible. Yet, they did happen. The official announcements by the Latvian Government protesting the invasion had no effect. Moscow proceeded according to plan for the invasion and annexation of Latvia. These plans were thorough and far-reaching. On the morning of June 17th, Latvia was overrun by the armed hordes of Communist Russia. Many of the invading troops were Asiatic units who could, thus, not speak to the victims.

… But from the underground, sensing ideological allies in the Bolsheviks, there arose “the oppressed masses,” groups of hooligans, criminals, vagabonds, and many jews, “the Chosen People,” to welcome the invaders and to attack the police as they tried to maintain order in the streets packed with the invading Soviet soldiers. The Red Army arrived “to assure the realization of the USSR and Latvia’s mutual assistance pact,” embraced and protected the pro-communist rioters. [illustration centre of the page]. Thus. the judeo-Soviets demonstrated who deserved their “mutual assistance.” It was not the Latvian nation at large. Grimly silent, Latvians on the sidewalks were watching a real life drama, about which no one at the time could sense the horrific outcome of the final act.

After the dispersal of the mob, the area of the railroad station and around police headquarters was littered with rocks hurled by the communist rioters. The Latvian institutions, not yet familiar with the practices of the Bolshevik invaders, attempted to enforce the laws of the land, in the belief that those who had incited the riot should be charge and punished. This was a bitter delusion. The Soviet Embassy explained that it was satisfied with the manner in which the Red Army’s arrival in Riga had been welcomed! The names of the hooligans charged for rioting indicate their mostly jewish origin — Genech Kreiness, David Goldberg, Heim Klackin, Grigory Varuskin, Abramy Gemjanov, etc.

All these events were legitimized. A new government took power on orders from Moscow. The duly constituted Latvian Government was replaced. At left: Puppet President Prof. Kirchensteins addresses the crowd, with Peter Blaus and Julius Lacis. Demonstrators requested and got the legalization of the Latvian Communist Party.

The sensitive ear of the Latvian Communist Party’s first secretary Kalnberzins-Zakis, who carefully noted the “just demands of the nation,” in reality, his orders from Moscow. What Nationality were they? The language and the characters on the signs indicate clearly – murderous jews. The master of ceremonies of all events planned by Moscow, the Chairman of the Supreme Soviet of the Soviet Union comrade Vishinski [at left] greeted the “friendly” demonstrators and stated his belief that, in the future, the Soviet and Latvian flags would fly side by side. The future would reveal this to be a barefaced jewish lie and would expose the cynical intentions behind this statement. On June 21st, workers were forcibly driven out into the streets to participate in a “demonstration of joy” to hail, with many enthusiastic jews, their own future murderers. The Soviet power, already having taken under its wing the crowd of hooligans, now released prisoners guilty of illegal political activities. Sadly, it did not occur to the new puppet government that the USSR would establish its “pro-Latvian policy” with the aid of enemies of the state! This coerced demonstration in Riga was a forerunner of future manufactured “support” for the planned implementation of Soviet power.

The prisoners and crowd of jews were of one mind: the Soviets in power were their real friends. The Soviet Embassy on Anthony Street was the den where the local hirelings fulfilled Moscow’s plans. The masses had no notion of their contents. Many even opined — as did many gullible people in the West — that, in its 23 years of existence, communism had changed for the better.

Simultaneously, Red Army soldiers staged performances in the city’s parks and gardens, displaying their “culture” and diverting attention from the jewish destruction planned for the Latvian nation. Everything proceeded according to plan. All interested in the destruction of the state of Latvia and of the Latvian nation and the ruin of its values had now met and joined arms. 

The team of jewish destroyers was now in place. With forces unified, the destruction of the existing system, order and values could begin. A fearless hand stabbed in the back the nation’s greatest and best organized guard and support: the Latvian Army was to be bolshevized. This task was entrusted to largely jewish hands.

Into the Latvian Army, “politruks” — political commissars — with no, military training and often without even grade school education — were introduced. Frequently, they had criminals pasts and were promoted at once to the ranks of captain or colonel. The first and essential condition of their appointment was that the army must not be apolitical.

The work of jewish destruction continued feverishly. It was necessary to falsify the wishes of the nation in order to rationalize actions to which no one with common sense would agree. On July 15/16, in elections for the Saeima, the Parliament, the people were compelled to vote for only one existing slate and were forcibly driven to the polls. Afterwards, holders of passports that did not have a stamp indicating they had participated in the voting, were considered to be traitors. Propaganda signs in Russian and such coercive methods left no doubt about the purpose, persistence and relentlessness of Bolshevik intentions.

To Moscow!

Official statistics show that, in spite of coercion of the voting process, a significant number of voters abstained. Therefore, the new Soviet rulers announced that participation in the election had been nearly 100% of the electorate. The new members of the Saeina, elected as they were in forced and staged elections, now took the next step of high treason and resolved to approve the annexation of Latvia to the Soviet Union. Prof. Kirchensteins, the new president-in-waiting, undertook the task of begging Moscow for mercy to realize this goal. This was done. All obstacles to Bolshevik plans had been removed. The real meaning of these events was best expressed in the rejoicing of so many jews. For the Latvian nation, the hardest moments of awareness and a crucial test of its very existence had arrived.

It was no secret what the result of Prof. Kirchensteins’ trip would be. This was to be the last act in a masterfully directed jewish drama. It was to prove to the world that the Latvian nation “ardently wishes to join the family of other nations in the Soviet Union.” The request to incorporate Latvia into the Soviet Union was in the hands of the press on the day of Kirchensteins’ arrival in Moscow. However, Moscow already knew what it wanted and what was to be done.

Everything proceeded as planned. On August 5th, the fate of Latvia was sealed.

The State of Latvia Ceases to Exist On August 5th 1940

The following day, large numbers of jews in Latvia again rejoiced, and their joy was unrestrained. However, Latvians driven into the streets to join in “gratitude” demonstrations were grim-faced. As of this moment, they had lost their free will, and their destiny was completely in Moscow’s hands. There was only one road left open to the Latvian nation — to close ranks and with heads proudly raised, inspired by love and loyalty for the land of their fathers, to resist and meet the fate of martyrs.

This man, the Acting President and Prime Minister Prof. A. Kirchensteins, to make believable the grossly falsified will of the Latvian people, hypocritically lied: “The workers of Latvia suffered from unemployment and lived in hunger. … Every attempt to gain human subsistance and rights and to determine their own future, they paid for with suffering and torment, with incarceration of their best sons and daughters in prison and forced labour camps. … Only the inclusion into the U.S.S.R. assures real independence, development of industry, agriculture, the blossoming of real national culture, brilliant and powerful rise of material and cultural well being. …” [As George Orwell would write in his novel about Stalinism 1984, is the communist world peace is war, freedom is slavery.]

The new communist power was established. Loyal guards and support had to be provided. Already operational was the Institute of Police Assistance Service “P.D.” With few exceptions, this was comprised of the dregs of society: thieves, burglars, cheats. This institution eventually became the People’s Militia. Many jews and hardened criminals were entrusted with the organization and supervision of these institutions.

The duties of the police were assumed by the newly founded People’s Militia, although their prime task was not to fight crime. This concept lost its meaning when criminals were released from prisons, and the leadership of security establishments was handed over to them. The militiamen had mastered shooting, in the event they had to face their own countrymen. Hardly able to read or write, they controlled identity documents in search of enemies of the new regime. These were considered to be anyone decently attired or intelligent looking. To allay suspicions, many workers joined the Guard, even though they had no connections with the jewish Bolsheviks. To justify the existence of this armed guard, the Bolsheviks invented horror stories about sabotage. The guards were guarding the factories against imaginary ghosts.

In those few weeks was hidden the most horrible villainy of Bolshevik cynicism. From the very first days of the occupation rule, word spread like wildfire of the first wave of arrests. The prisons, emptied of recidivists, criminals, Bolshevik agents, subversives, spies and illegals, quickly filled with Latvian patriots. Former Latvian policemen were arrested for attempts to maintain order during the largely jewish-incited riots in city streets Every other Latvian who wore a uniform was arrested — soldiers, border guards, home guards, — or those who were in a supervisory position in the former government offices as well as judges who ruled in accordance with the prevailing law, and finally those who openly and proudly announced their affiliation to the Latvian nation. Ironically, at the same time, the Bolsheviks proclaimed the equality and brotherhood of nations.

Unrest and agitation among the people grew. The nation, confused and shaken by events arranged by cynical and coldblooded minds, was facing an uncertain future and sensed the presence of danger. The occupation power was fighting the distrust and hatred of the nation. There would be no reprisals, the puppet regime promised! That had to be repeated again and again, not because this power attempted to establish and secure authority and regain the lost trust, but rather it exploited the existing and freshly and deliberately provoked antagonisms to arrive at its real goal: To Destroy “Harmful elements”. These elements These elements were the whole independence-minded Latvian nation.

“There shall be no reprisals.” These words encompass the oldest Bolshevik lie, their most horrible deeds perpetrated during the year of their rule. Words seemingly expressing trust and forgiveness hid the real intent of the Bolsheviks — the destruction of the Latvian nation. 

When a year later, the ground opened up and the corpses disclosed the truth, it was more horrible than anything anyone had imagined or feared. On the 26th International Bolshevik Youth Day, Latvians were again coerced. Students were ordered out into the streets. 

The jewish Bolsheviks had to prove to the world that the nation and especially the youth understood and loved the new era and that they “freely and without coercion rejoiced in the establishment of Soviet power.” Compulsory demonstrations were the best method to create this falsified effect.

“Farmland, livestock and inventory will be left intact.” Although new slogans and ever louder promises issued forth, nobody believed them anymore. Not one farmer believed that Latvian agriculture would be saved from the fate of the collectivized farms in the Soviet Union. The farmers gave up. They sensed the future. So, the Bolsheviks had to lie to mask their plans as much as possible. The Minister of Agriculture lied gladly. 

Latvian farmers’ suspicions proved correct: farms were subdivided to give farm workers 10 hectares of land each, and minimal livestock to ensure that the new farmers would not thrive. This was the transition period to kolkhoz (collective) farms. Thus, 10,140 farmers were robbed of their land and livestock.

Quickly and deliberately, according to plans from Moscow, the jewish poison of Bolshevism was fed into the flesh of the nation. More and more the spirit of the nation’s life and vitality was threatened. Next to the screaming agitation which paralyzed people in demonstrations, the Bolsheviks used widespread and colourful signs and newspaper articles to feed their ideas into schools and places of higher education, even the University of Latvia. Youth everywhere, the healthiest and most positive resource of a nation, were subjected to these pernicious ideas. New “sciences” , hitherto unknown on Latvia, were created — a Chair of Marxism-Leninism. The faculties of theology and philosophy were closed, the staff fired and arrested. 

As new replacements were hired, their only qualifications were diplomas from the “Red Professorship Institute.” This institution prepared special instructors for the dissemination of Bolshevik ideas. Often these “professors” had problems with written material, but qualifications were based on the length of membership in the Communist Party and on the number of years spent in prisons. These men were chosen to be the new educators and leaders of Latvian youth. 

Apart from the foregoing innovations, the Latvian Communist Youth Alliance was created with the task to Bolshevize the Latvian youth. To be successful, it had to mar the spirit of youth from childhood — by having them join the Pioneer organization. 

The wave of contradictions, lies and exploitation also swept over factory and office workers. Now they were to work according to impractical plans, goals, and targets, that could never be achieved. The stakhanov movement created an artificial fever for raising production quotas, competitions between factories and firms to improve efficiency. This was a method to falsely mirror the wishes of the workers, compelling them often to work double time, instead of eight hours. This cruel shock movement drained and totally exploited the energy of the workers. 

Simultaneously, to spiritually destroy the people, the Bolsheviks undermined the support of the nation’s economic and material life. Depositors lost their life’s savings in banks and credit unions. This most of all hurt the small and thrifty working man, To add to the misery, houses were repossessed, industry and transportation was nationalized, the farmers’ land was taken for the collectives, and tradesmen’s tools, equipment, and apartment furnishings were also nationalized. 

Ironically, this entire program was called “a fight for a better future, a fight for the ideals of Marx, Engels, Lenin and Stalin.” 

The jewish tentacles of Bolshevism had the flesh of the nation firmly in their grip. Only one result was foreseeable — spiritual helplessness and dullness, physical weakness and overexertion, preconditions firstly for slavery and then an animal-like existence.

Out on the Streets! Out on the Streets! Out on the Streets! Demonstrations! Demonstrations! Demonstrations! Such was the characteristic trademark of the Bolshevik era: shouted slogans, marches of communist supporters, the tread of thousands of feet had to proclaim how to commemorate the day when the Dictatorship of the Proletariat was born, a day that promised paradise on earth.

In reality, these marches, slogan shouting, and parades had to try to drown out the noise of a life collapsing in ruins from Bolshevik poison and lies. The reality was an indictment of the Soviet occupation that had transformed life on earth in Latvia into a hell.

Elections!

January 12, 1941 was a day when Latvians were compelled to do what they did not want to do — to vote for the deputies of the U.S.S.R. Higher Council (the Soviet “parliament” where, of course, there would be only one name, a communist, on the ballot). In addition to existing methods of driving out the voters, the Bolsheviks invented a new one, so-called “persuasion at home.”

Bolshevik agents visited individual flats and apartments, then ordered in all residents to assemble in order to convince and explain to them the significance of the elections. It is not necessary to note that among the keenest visitors to these meetings were pro-communist “Latvian” jews. When this method was not suitable, it was replaced by meetings in factories and at work, where the only visitors often were housewives and children.

Elections generally, under communism, one of the most underhanded and falsified methods of gauging the people’s will and conviction, on this occasion were engineered especially carefully. Everyone had to verify in advance that his name was on the register of the electorate. It was obligatory to vote. If one lacked the stamp in one’s identity documents indicating that one had voted, one was liable to the risk of being classified as a “saboteur”. As always in this terrible time, jews assumed key leadership roles. 

On January 8th, 1941, the newspaper Cima wrote: “Who wishes the Latvian nation (!) the fortune of peaceful life, the joy of labour and new creation, the conviction of safety for self and family, and welfare for the nation, shall vote for the Bolshevik Party, for the candidate of the communistic and independent bloc.” But there were no other candidates.! It was not possible to abstain. The inevitable results were clear! 

What was not clear was to what extent this farce would ensure the safety of the Latvian nation and its families.

A few months passed and the mask of hypocrisy began to drop. The malignant, bloodthirsty cynical face of Bolshevism was revealed. There was no longer any need to hide. All the harm that could be inflicted on the live flesh of the nation had been done. The nation was disarmed, morally degraded, and blindly subjugated. Now could begin the preparations for annihilation. The will of the nation was again falsified. The workers “demanded death” for the so-called “murderers”, those police officers who, while on duty during the Soviet invasion of June 17, 1940, had mainained order in the streets against the Bolshevik mobs. 

These “workers’ resolutions” occurred in the following manner. When workers announced that their desire to do certain assignments at the rate of “shock tempo” or when they “unanimously demanded the highest degree of punishment for the bloodthirsty [police] hounds”, the procedure was always the same. A representative from the Party or the Union arrived at the factory with a prepared resolution, read it aloud at a meeting of workers and asked if anyone opposed it. People who had seen relatives and friends arrested on the slimmest of suspicion, grimly stayed silent. This meant the resolution was “passed unanimously!”

It is tyrannical to murder, but at worse is it to press a knife in the hand of one nation against its will for the purpose of killing its own countrymen. That was how the Bolsheviks acted. Their sadism took a form and there is not one more despicable: their method of falsifying a nation’s will revealed a degree of callousness that few will want to forgive or forget.

Subjected to Bolshevism by force, the Latvians were coerced to take upon themselves “the fulfillment of proud duty to the motherland — the Soviet Union.” Latvian youths were doomed to be recruited into the Red Army. A sign at the registration office proclaimed: “We stand for peace, but we are able to respond to the blows of warmongers.” 

At a colourfully decorated Red Army recruitment office Communist agents lectured recruits on how dangerous to the Soviet Union was the “capitalist siege”. [below] At one time, even the Baltic States [with a combined population of fewer than 5-million!] “threatened” the borders of the USSR. It was no secret that the Soviet Union, while professing peace, was secretly preparing for war. The Baltic States offered a favourable base for an attack on Germany, and now — in an irony of fate — it came the turn of Baltic youths to hand over their lives to the hated Bolshevik occupiers.

Special attention was paid to Latvian youth. They had to become “true Bolsheviks”. Pioneer — young communist — units were formed. MOPRA, a Red assistance organization was legalized. The Komsomol (Young Communist League) was organized, with the goal of preparing future candidates for the Communist Party. 

Tensions existed in classrooms. If any of the the pupils did not join the Pioneers, the communist educators considered their parents to be enemies of the socialist state. To be an “enemy of the state” was to put oneself in grave danger. With clenched teeth, many parents suppressed their opinions and silently observed their children joining the bearers of “New Culture.” 

The historical Riga Castle was renamed the Pioneer Castle. While children in their innocent naivete enjoyed their youthful pleasures, their fathers disappeared from their homes, from their places of employment often without a trace. For silent were the corridors of the CHEKA (the NKVD or Soviet Security Police). There was silence behind the closed doors of the prison cells. Silent were the employees of the CHEKA and the guards, and silent too were the few who, by a miracle, were able to return from the CHEKA prisons to civilian life.

The communists focused all the skill and ability of their propaganda machine on unending demonstrations, complete with blaring signs and chanted slogans. The motley colours, exaggerated sizes of signs, and the artificial and blaring volume and noise on the one hand sought to drown out the deep indignation, anger, despair and hatred hidden yet smouldering in the nation’ and, on the other hand, sought to cover the misdeeds and outrages flowing from the commands and orders of the new conquerors.. In this respect, the May Day celebrations in Riga reached a pinnacle.

People, tired from endless marches, grew indifferent. Worn out from continual social competitions and long working hours, people grew indifferent to the outside world. The communists sought to demoralize the spirit of the Latvian nation and strangle it.

Placards, Placards, Placards

The Soviet people were reduced to the level of animals and were forced to see the image of their ruler and judge, Stalin, constantly before their eyes. This people-control concept was now imposed on Latvia.

Street decorations were erected at every communist celebration. Means of transportation — streetcars and buses — were mobilized. Plastered with signs and slogans are buses carrying soldiers. They drove along the streets urging out the vote. — abstaining was not possible — to elect the nation’s “best sons and daughters for the attainment of a bright and sunny future.” 

The buildings and and offices of communist organizations were constantly covered with new signs, converting typically cleanly Latvian streets into a disgusting jewish motley mess. Considerably more resources and labour were spent on propaganda than on all other cultural activities. That’s what government statistics showed.

Communist operatives and their spies infiltrated every group of people and travelled to the farthest corners of the land.

Apart from ordinary meetings for the general public, meetings were called in factories and businesses so that Bolshevik agitators could preach to the workers the “just cause of Marx-Engel-Lenin-Stalin.” The workers’ response is evident from their grim faces.

In some places, special commandos were organized to enlighten those “still remaining in fascistic darkness.” jews used radio contacts with Moscow. These were calculated to impress people with the might of Bolshevik technology and their “concern and limitless possibilities for improving the welfare of the workers.” Yet, at the same time, the people were coerced and egged on with inflammatory words to sign agreements to compete and raise productivity levels. Quantity not quality mattered. Even if the product was useless, the goal must be met.

The walls of factories and businesses were covered with graphs and plans, not understood by many. The Latvian worker did his job. A jewish director monitored him to see that he filled his quota. When, after work, the stressed and exhausted worker was, according to propaganda instructions, beckoned to the Red Corner, naturally he didn’t want to attend. This corner of devotion for Stalin and the Party became the object of sarcastic remarks and the butt of innumerable jokes. 

As well there were ” bulletin board newspapers”, the assembly of which required much time and effort. They were read only by the jewish censors. 

The purpose of the bulletin board was the creation of discord and betrayal, which are the primary supports for communist and jewish power. The bulletin board papers openly and sharply criticized “undesirable occurrences and persons” in the factory, business or institution. There were people who took advantage of this opportunity to settle old scores or to try to get ahead by denouncing others.

Starting with the first day of the invasion, the communists sought to promote the “heights of culture” and hinted that it would be brought to Latvia, a “culturally retarded” land. The new Russian cultural forms quickly swamped Latvia.

To pledge friendship to Soviet nations, the designated heavyweights of Latvian literature — Andrejs Upitis, Vilis Lacis, and Janis Niedra — donned Tajikistan morning gowns. This took place when thousands of Latvian sons and daughters were being deported.

“Do not believe in God. Do not believe in yourself. Do not believe in good or evil! Rise against everything and yourself, for then shall you leave the fortune of equality. For then shall you be easily dominated and enslaved..Therefore, will you become like animals for your spirit shall be broken.” This was the hidden intent of the jewish manipulators. 

While Latvians had to endure the communist cynicism forced upon them, while people were set against one another, while churchgoers were persecuted and gravestones desecrated in the name of communism’s proclaimed “religious freedom”, the jews continued to practise undisturbed their religion and traditions, for this “freedom” did not apply to them.

“The most democratic constitution in the world,” Stalin’s constitution said it allowed unlimited freedom of religion. However, the communists organized anti-religious displays and museums. Soon after the arrival of the communists, all the methods tried and tested in the Soviet Union were introduced in Latvia, albeit unsuccessfully: The churches remained crowded!

At the same time, the judicial conscience of the nation suffered a heavy blow, when, with the creation of “people’s courts”, men with no education in the law and often with no education at all, became judges. Caretakers, servants, cab drivers — of what quality could their judgments be? How many innocents did they condemn under the pressure of blind power and their own ignorance?

The whole nightmarish year (1940-1941) was saturated and sealed with absurdities and ridiculousness. On some occasions, these absurdities surpassed all limits of reason. 

The jews in a demonstration were the first to demand land for farmworkers. The jew never did any farming in Latvia. The jew also, when confiscating farm machinery, were the ones to instruct the new owners in its use. This was a burning insult hurled into the farmers’ faces. The results of such instructions by the inexperienced jews were as absurd and disastrous as anything in the Bolshevik system. The fields were harrowed before ploughing! The farm machinery broke and fell useless.

On July 19, 1940, newspapers reported that “six Hebrew citizens” wished to organize a piece of land on which to build a collective farm. Unrest among the farmers was calmed by an announcement in the press by a bigwig named Spure that collective farms (kolkhozi) were not in the plans — “There shall be no kolkhozi!” What a consolation to the suspicious independent farmer so that he would not hide seed and would not hesitate to plant his fields. However, the farmers did not believe the assurances and they were not mistaken in their skepticism. Forgetting all their promises, in the spring of 1941, the Soviet power, with no hesitation, assembled the first collective farm. State-run farms (sovhozi) already existed. No effort was spared to degrade Latvian agriculture down to the level where Soviet agriculture was after 23 years of existence.

The most intense attempt to impoverish the land had begun. What remained was the physical destruction of the nation. The oppressive invaders made careful preparations.

What the Latvians Thought and Felt 

The sequence of events could not be changed. Latvians rejected communism, closed ranks, and united against oppression. Latvian soldiers ordered by political instructors to march against their will, did so with military bearing, proudly and with dignity, in controlled disgust. With a nationalistic conscience, they kept aloof from everything communist.

Herded into the strange Pioneer organization, in a manner repugnant to the child’s soul, the little Latvians sullenly performed their assigned tasks. Communism was searching in that exact place — among the youngest – – for suitable subjects. The poison of betrayal was injected into the hearts of the smallest.

A unit of Latvian soldiers marching to elections is ordered to pose for press photographers. The officers deliberately turned their backs to the cameras. Dissatisfaction and the spirit of resistance were manifested everywhere.

The people found thousands of ways to show their feelings. This was seen in election ballots covered with remarks or mutilated and in reports of committees being stuck to deal with damage to election ballots for the June 12, 1941 election. Disregarding the damage, these ballots were later used to round up the percentage of voters taking part. Everybody knew how difficult it was to express such, albeit small, protests. The Latvian spirit remained unbroken throughout all the tribulations — the most horrible known to mankind — starting with the CHEKA and ending with the martyrs in exile or dead.

THE LATVIAN SPIRIT MUST BE BROKEN! 

This task was pursued most diligently from the very first days by the communist invaders. Those known opponents not arrested by the CHEKA were often deported. The order of acting Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior Vilis Lacis to deport the Minister of Defence General Janis Balodis. Here is the receipt for “loading” O. Zakis and family into cattle car for deportation. The receipt shows, written as a numeral, that the family consists of “2” people, but the register shows three. This “order” indicates that the official of the Latvian SSR (Soviet Socialist Republic) State Security Commissariat Operative Group chief comrade E. Saulitis could hardly read, write or add!

On the Night of June 14, 1941 

On this night, Latvians discovered fully the fate assigned to them. On this night, they recognized the real face of communism. Women, children, the aged — none was spared. On this night, the Soviets arrested the cream of Latvian families, delivered them to railroad stations, and, in cross-barred cattle cars, shipped them to the Soviet Union. Thus, on this night alone, 14,693 of Latvia’s best sons and daughters were torn from the heart of the nation. With these horrible deportations, Latvians entered the worst stage of their tribulations and sufferings.

To the Siberian Tundra 

A long line of rail cars at Rezekne station en route to the Soviet Union. Documents left behind by the Bolsheviks reveal the destinations of the deported Latvians. The map on the right shows districts of intended locations. Numbers for each location are specified as numbers of railway cars, not people! A few, who at the last moment discovered the terrifying communist plans, escaped and went into hiding.

Everyone who went through this door of the CHEKA lived through the most terrible fear, and the worst torture and suffering. For many Latvians unable to escape, who did not know how to hide from the Bolsheviks’ bloody clutches, life ended behind these doors.

“The most democratic constitution in the world”, the constitution of Stalin, “the Father of Nations and of Working People”, guaranteed that “Latvia’s future would be happy and sunny.” Thousands of Latvians endured a bloody and pain-filled night, where death was the only deliverance.

HOW THE CHEKA WORKED 

If the CHEKA intended to destroy anyone, it requested that material for that purpose be found; that is, fabricated. An order addressed to the NKVD Third Special Branch to provide complete proven and compromising material on Clara Veiss. 

Deliberate malice on this occasion is especially conspicuous: Clara Veiss had departed from Latvia a year before, as shown in an NKVD document. The Soviets could rely on their mercenaries. The report of writer Janis Niedra to the State Security Commissar comrade S. Sustin. Special reports were ordered for the gathering of incriminating information on people under suspicion. The CHEKA kept a special file on each one of them. If one institution did not have the needed material, they were borrowed from another.

THE LATVIANS WERE PERSECUTED FROM THE FIRST DAYS OF THE COMMUNIST RULE 

The witnesses of the methods of the communist rule. Statements of arrests and searches. A police calendar taken from citizen Prieditis during a search. A note identifies the searchers. Particulars and directions on persons to be watched, searched or arrested were delivered to the CHEKA by a carefully organized network of informers, spies and agents. However, the most valuable service came from trustworthy men, planted in offices and working places. A few of these, responsible for the suffering of Latvians. One is a jew Cipe Gutmanis [top], a thief and a robber, who served 3.5 years in prison for his crimes. He was the Bolshevik officer in the Dwelling Allocation Office. Another was Ernests Rozkalns [bottom], a specialist in break-and-enter and theft. He had 16 convictions. He was the manager of commercial establishments during the communists’ rule.

THIS WAS THE EXECUTION ROOM 

Here everything was provided for the killers: wooden padding on the walls to protect the walls from bullets. The door was covered with soft material to deaden the sound of the gunshots. The floor was concrete to facilitate the rinsing away of the victims’ blood. Those unfortunates who entered this room left as corpses.

Victims Found in Baltezers 

Great care was needed to bury with appropriate honours the martyrs who had died for their country. Many had been robbed before their deaths, their shoes removed. Many had been stripped of their clothing. However, even more had had their human appearance removed. Many were scarcely recognizable. They had been disfigured by blows. Their faces were contorted and transformed by indignities after death.

In 23 years, since their bloody start in 1917, the communists had not changed. The scene of the opened mass grave was similar to those uncovered in 1919, after the first Bolshevik invasion of Latvia.

The big wigs saw no evil. From left: members of the Supreme Council — V. Lacis, Party Secretary Z. Spure and the president of the puppet government Prof. Kirchensteins take part in the Bolshevik celebrations. In the vicinity of Riga, numerous gravesites of shooting victims were found. Each contained 10-30 corpses, sometimes more. Such sites were found in Bikermieki, Preilini and other places. How many such graves of those cruelly murdered were and still are hidden beneath Latvian soil? The names of many of those buried in these graves are not known and the fates of innumerable people who just disappeared cannot be traced even today.

At the start of the war between Germany and the Soviet Union, the Bolshevik terror intensified, reaching the level of open slaughter. The most horrible fate befell Latvian soldiers. The ones deemed politically unreliable were dismissed from the service. As they departed from the station, they were lured into a trap and summarily shot.

The start of the war drove the bloodthirsty oppressors off Latvian soil. Not having had enough time to destroy the Latvian nation and sensing the end of their rule approaching, the Bolsheviks brutally settled accounts with their victims — the prisoners in the Central Prison, helpless, unfortunate, unable to resist.

This death sentence erased the lives of 78 people, who, as noted in the register above, were arrested for “counter-revolutionary activities.” Noted among the counter-revolutionary offences meriting punishment by death were: 

“Sang Latvian folk songs.” 

“On May 1st, abstained from singing ‘The Internationale.'” 

“Came from a family of rich farmers.” 

“Exploited other working people.” 

“Was hiding in the forest.” 

“During air raid, he stayed in cemetary.” 

“Was a member of a student organization.” 

“Was a member of Mazpulks (youth organization).” 

“Was a policeman.” 

“Was decorated with Lacplesis Order (a military order)” 

“While in the latvian Army, he fought against Bolshevism.” 

“Was of anti-Bolshevik disposition.” 

“Ignored Red Army soldiers.” 

“Criticized Communist Party.” 

“Was adjutant to President.” 

“Incited hate against other nations.”

A few days passed and Riga was liberated. However, on June 26th, Brokans received a death sentence. Only a miracle saved him. As the German forces neared Riga, the Bolshevik terror became indescribable. Street announcements carried messages announcing arrests. When common mass graves were opened, it was noted that among those executed there was not a single jew.

While retreating from Riga before the attacking German Army, the Bolsheviks left empty bottles in the CHEKA building and a burning city which they themselves had set on fire.

All that the Latvians received from Bolshevik rule, besides promises of “freedom, brotherhood and equality” of a happy life and a sunny future, was 34,250 people 

ARRESTED … DEPORTED … KILLED … DISAPPEARED

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