The Estonians have lived peacefully with the Latvians,
and their leader asserts that there is no evidence of discrimination
in the treatment of his people. Out of a total population of 99, the
Estonians have 23 workers in camp, including two policemen, and 15
outside. They have just sent six men to the Estonian Guards at Furth.
They have their own little schoo, they bring in a cleargyman
once a month from Göttingen in the British Zone, and they get Estonian
newspapers published in other camps. They are very good at copper and
leather art craft, and their dance group is excellent. Their last
elections were held in March, at which time Mr. Ratsep, the leader
first elected in 1945, as reelected. It is planned to transfer them
to another camp, probably Geislingen, in the near future, and to
replace them with Latvians.
This content transcribes an original report of the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration (UNRRA), a separate copy of which is filed in the United Nations Archives (UNA), Reference number: S-1021-0081-05, Title: Monographs - DP-US 20 - Displaced Persons - United States Zone (Germany) - Histories of Individual Camps - History Report No. 30, Report: Baltin Camp in Bettenhausen, Kassel by D. F. McGonigal, Date: April 13, 1945. The UNA grants rights to reproduce with attribution. Additionally, this content is protected as a derivative work under Latvian Copyright Law Chapter 2 § 5 ¶ 3 and as part of a collection under Chapter 3 § 5 ¶ 1.2.