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Author Līce, A.

Title We sang through tears : stories of survival in Siberia
Published Riga, Latvia : Janis Roze Publishers, 1999


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Description 371 pages : illustrations, map, portraits ; 22 cm
Summary Many years had to pass before these stories could be told. They are first-hand accounts written by people deported from Latvia to Siberia in the 1940s and 1950s. They tell about the tragic times when a knock on the door in the middle of the night meant the beginning of a long, painful journey in a cattle wagon to an unknown destination. The deportees suffered extreme hardship, and many of them starved or froze to death in the 'Sleeping Land', as the early inhabitants called Siberia. Love of their homeland, Latvia, and the hope of returning one day, helped to sustain those who managed to survive -- Dust jacket
Notes Translations by Astrid Sics, M āra Rozīte and Ināra Graudiņa
Translations by Astrid Sics, Mara Rozite and Indara Graudina
Subject Concentration camps -- Soviet Union.
Deportation -- Baltic States.
Deportation -- Russia (Federation) -- Siberia.
Forced labor -- Russia (Federation) -- Siberia.
Forced labor -- Soviet Union.
Forced migration -- Latvia.
Labor camps in literature.
Labor camps -- Russia.
Latvians -- Anecdotes.
Latvians -- Personal narratives.
Latvians -- Russia (Federation) -- Siberia -- Biography.
Latvians -- Russia (Federation) -- Siberia.
Latvians -- Soviet Union.
Political persecution -- Latvia.
Political prisoners -- Latvia -- Biography.
Political prisoners -- Latvia.
Political prisoners -- Russia (Federation) -- Siberia -- Biography.
Political prisoners -- Russia (Federation) -- Siberia.
Political prisoners -- Soviet Union -- Personal narratives.
Political prisoners -- Soviet Union.
Prisons -- Russia (Federation) -- Siberia.
Slave labor -- Russia (Federation) -- Siberia.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Attrocities
World War, 1939-1945 -- Deportations from Latvia -- Personal narratives.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Deportations from Latvia.
Latvia -- History -- Soviet occupation, 1940-1941 -- Personal narratives.
Latvia -- History -- 1940-1991 -- Biography.
Latvia -- History -- 1940-1991.
Latvia -- History -- Soviet occupation, 1940-1941.
Siberia (Russia) -- History -- 1917-
Siberia (Russia) -- Social conditions.
USSR -- History -- 1925-1953.
Genre/Form Anecdotes.
Personal narratives.
Author Graudiņa, Ināra
Rozīte, Māra
Sics, Astrid.
ISBN 9984623726