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The Disappearing Evidence of Baltic Germans in Latvia by Peter E. Baron von Sass

These pages were written for my Canadian-born children and grandchildren. Based on several years’ personal experience and observations during regular visits to the Baltic States, and having lived in Riga in our own apartment during the winter of 2014/15, combined with an extensive study of the subject matter, I have arrived at the following observations:…




Excerpts from Our Pioneers – Baltic-German Immigration in Alberta

Excerpts from Our Pioneers – Baltic-German Immigration in Alberta prior to World War II By: M.F.Kuester Edmonton 1977 – Canadian Baltic Immigrant Aid Society (C.B.I.A.S.), Edmonton Alberta Pg.80 Brief mention should be made at this point of a Baltic German who arrived in Canada in 1926, although he did not, as far as in known,…




The Portrait of Duchess Dorothea von Medem (von Biron)

Note: This essay has been prepared and written by Jānis Stundiņš, news agency LETA, by reasons of personal interests of local history. This article has been published in local Latvian papers and around the world in both English and Latvian. Significant painting of Duchess Dorothea in Eleja’s palace I would like to add comments, which…




Curland – Kurland Historical Maps