Ilves remembers crimes of mass deportations
BAD RIDE: Over 10,000 Estonians were shipped to Siberia by the Soviets in train cars like this one exhibited in Tallinn’s Freedom Square.
TALLINN - In a speech dedicated to the June 1941 deportations, President Toomas Hendrik Ilves on June 14 reminded Estonians that “The brutally cold wave of deportations affected the whole of Estonia, all of our people,” reports Delfi. “Crimes of Communism and Nazism, deportations, the Holocaust and the Holodomor are crimes against humanity that we must not forget,” said President Ilves in Kadriorg Rose Garden at a reception for victims of the mass deportations.
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