On August 23, 1939 the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany signed a secret agreement dividing Central Europe between themselves. Named the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact after the two foreign ministers of these evil regimes, the Baltics are only now shaking off its disastrous consequences.Under the pact, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania were seized by the Soviets, who unleashed a wave of terror, with hundreds of thousands of Balts murdered or deported to Siberia. The result was ethnic cleansing on a horrendous scale - every third Lithuanian was killed, imprisoned, or forced to flee to the West.The Nazis, ...
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