Tornakals


On the order of the Soviet security police NKVD, about 15,000 letters were deported from the station at Tornakalns 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 the Soviet Union.

Current status: Preserved with monument (2007).

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

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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 the Soviet Union wanted to get rid of people suspected of being able to support the 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).