On 25-26. March 1949 the Soviet authorities deported from Estonia to Siberia 20 535 people, mostly children, women and elderly people. There was no court decisions or possibilities to defend itself – it was just decision of KGB and communist authorities. The only reason why they were send to rotten in Siberia was that they were Estonians – so the “special transports” were described in Soviet official documents. This was an act of genocide, what today’s Moscow still tries to hide.
Today Estoni’s student and youth organizations – Estonians, Russians, Ukrainians, Belo-Russians will light 20535 candles in the main square of Tallinn, Estonia’s capital. With this they remember this terrible act of terror, hoping that this would never happen again not in Estonia or in any other country. To support this action everybody can make donation on account of “Unitas” foundation, dealing with the crimes of totalitarian regimes and reconcilation. Account is SEB Ühispank Tallinn Estonia SWIFT: EEUHEE2X
account: 10220081782010 SA Unitas