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Latvia: Year of Horror

THE KILLERS AND THEIR VICTIMS

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Interior NKVD, later State Security Commisar S. Sustins. [ left]
Interior Commisar A. Noviks, Sustins' successor. [center]
Moses Citrons, CHEKA director in Daugavpils. His salary was 900 rubles per month -- three times the going rate for doctors. Whom did he cure? [right]

THEIR BLOOD CRIES TO HEAVEN!

Padding removed from the walls of the CHEKA prison was covered with the blood of the tortured victims. During the night, the corpses of those shot were taken outside Riga for secret burial.

In the CHEKA prison courtyard, they found blood soaked tarpaulins used to wrap the victims on their final journey.

Student Bruno Rungainis, one of the few who managed to escape the CHEKA death grip. What tales could the innumerable victims tell who are now silenced for eternity?

THE GROUND OPENED UP!

A silent cottage in Baltezers. There, in locked trucks, armed CHEKISTS transported dozens of Latvian patriots. Beyond the fence of this cottage, their journey of agony ended!

Not far from the cottage among trees full of the sap of life was the freshly dug ground.

Freed from the bloody yoke, in July, 1941, the Latvian ground began to reveal its dreadful secrets.. It revealed much of what the communists had tried to hide behind barred windows, barbed wire fences, in prison basements, and in their own secretive brains.

Criss-crossed, thrown into a mass grave in the garden of Baltezers cottage lay some of the prisoners who had been shot. The pit yielded more corpses, one after another.

THE  EARTH  REVEALED   LATVIA'S  YEAR  OF  HORROR!



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