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Zedelgem POW Camp 2227 | Front coverAt long last we finished transcribing and translating the last few Latvian Legion songs/poems recorded in a pocket notebook during WWII and after, including while imprisoned in the Zedelgem POW camp. (We also reorganized by individual pages for easier navigation.)2018 May 20
Junkers DP Camp Situation PlanWe are working our way through the rest of the Junker's UNRRA DP Camp report. Thanks to the U.N. Archives, we've been able to add page 3 missing in our original as well as the first of a number of enclosures. Added are: a plan of the camp, and the 1st semester curriculum of the "Latvian People's University."2018 May 10
Kotletes, Latvian ground meat patties recipeWorking on our "LATVISKĀ UN MODERNĀ VIRTUVE" (kitchen), we've gotten to pages 90-91, featuring a short treatise on the proper preparation of ground meat dishes and an authentic 1930's recipe for kotletes. We've added that to our section of recipes we've translated. Bon appetit!2018 Apr 12
The Lord's Prayer in Latvian and LivonianFrom "The Lord's Prayer in 500 Languages," published in 1905, Latvian, Liv, Estonian, Lithuanian, Samogitian, Finnish, and Old Prussian excerpts. Plus, Latvian Lord's Prayer, early 16th and 20th centuries and modern compared.2018 Feb 19
1945 Literary Almanac - Use our 1945 calendar for 2018. That and more in Literatūras Gada Grāmata (Literary Almanac) 1945. Facsimile and selected translations.2018 Feb 05
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...for the Junker's DP Camp / Bettenhausen, Kassel UNRRA report, and...
...for Frīdrihs Briedis biography, English translation and original Latvian
2017 Dec 16
BriedisWe are privileged to feature a biography of Frīdrihs Briedis, a brilliant military tactician, the first Latvian Rifleman, and among the first to be murdered by the Bolsheviks as he moved to support an independent Latvia.
Our republication features the original booklet as well as a wonderful translation by the late linguist David Guild. Our sincerest thanks to his wife, Heather, for allowing to share his work.
2017 Dec 16
A Short History of Junkers Camp Bettenhausen KasselWe're excited to bring you a major addition to our site, the official UNRRA report of the history of the Junkers Displaced Persons (DP) Camp, from our original (carbon) copy.2017 Nov 29

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