The Museum of the Occupation of Latvia, Strēlnieku laukums 1, Riga.
Produced for The Baltic Initiative and Network by VFS Films, Riga, and with support from The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Latvia Office, Riga.
Video footage courtesy to Kristaps Liepiņš and the Museum of the Barricades of 1991;
Photos courtesy to Ilgvars Gradovskis and the Museum of the Barricades of 1991.
In the Museum of the Occupation a GULAG barrack is constructed with the help of former political prisoners. This kind of barrack was normal in forest regions. In wintertime the temperature was normally below freezing inside the barrack.
Juris Vidiņš farther, Juris Nikolajs Vidiņš, was arrested in June 1941because of his job as a doctor at a Latvian Bordergards Batallion before the Soviet occupation in 1940. He was interned into the notorious Vyatlag Concentration Camp in Permsk region, while his wife Milda (1903) and three children were deported to Krasnoyarsk region in Siberia.
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