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Author Burström, Mats.

Title Treasured Memories : Tales of Buried Belongings in Wartime Estonia
Published Chicago : Nordic Academic Press, 2012
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Contents Cover; Copyright; Contents; Preface; 1. Hidden in the ground; 2. Artefactual memory; Contemporary archaeology; Things to remember; Memory and history; 3. Historical background; Estonia seized by the Soviet Union, 1940; German occupation 1941-1944; Soviet reoccupation and mass exodus, 1944; Continued Soviet occupation, 1944-1991; Estonian independence, 1991; 4. Stories; Searching for stories; Unknown knowledge; Lost knowledge; Secret knowledge; Fragmentary knowledge; Undervalued knowledge; Stories about buried family treasure; Letti Rapp; Helga Nõu; Ädu Aunver and Indrek Aunver; Maret Kalm
Ester SalasooKalju and Birgitta Luksepp; Ahto Kant; Adam Kreek; Filip Laurits; Toomas Petmanson; Other voices; Maiu Preismann; Tiiu Andræ; Rutt Hinrikus; Pille-Mai Laas; Erwin Pari; Virve Raag; P. Aarne Vesilind; Urmas Wompa; Aino Müllerbeck; Maarja Hollo; Aksella Kirotaja and Regina Kirotaja; Anonymous Swedish-Estonian; Andres Tvauri; 5. The land as memory bank; Recurring narrative themes; Why hide things by burying them?; Looking beyond Estonia; Archaeological reflections; Notes; References; About the author
Summary In the autumn of 1944, around 70,000 people fled Estonia in the face of the Red Army's advance; most of them believed the Soviet occupation would be short-lived and they would soon be able to return home. A comprehensive study of a common yet neglected phenomenon, this book tells the stories of the hoards of valuable belongings hidden by these Estonian escapees. The sheer variety of objects-including those that remain buried, those that vanished, and those that were recovered-touches upon all levels of history, from personal memories to high pol
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ISBN 9187121271