On the order of the Soviet security police, NKVD, about 15,000 latvians were deported from Tornakals station to remote locations in the Soviet Union on June 14, 1941. This was an action that took place in all three Baltic states just over a week before the Germans attacked Soviet Union.

Current status: Preserved with monument (2007).

Location: 56°55'54.56" N 24°05'20.23" E

Get there: Car.

My comment:

The fact that the deportations took place just over a week before the Germans attacked the Soviet Union has led to speculation that Soviet Union wanted to get rid of people suspected of being able to support a German invasion. There is a freight wagon used in the deportations next to a memorial stone.

Follow up in books: Arad, Yitzhak: Holocaust in the Soviet union (2009).