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Aavo Reinfeldt tells the story of his family’s escape from Saaremaa to Germany and finally to the USA. He also reflects on what it means to be an Estonian (Estonianness), his ties with Estonia, national identity and all else concerned with Estonia.
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Adam Brown speaks about his heritage, roots and connection to Estonia and its people. He also reflects on Estonian food, language and traditions.
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Ado Valge recalls the story of his parents and grandparents, focusing on their escape to Germany through Sweden in 1944, their life in the refugee camps and emigrating to the USA. Ado Valge also reflects on his relationship with his homeland, the Estonian Song Festival (laulupidu), Estonians and cultural identity.
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Kogu me lugu: digital video interviews, 2014
Ain Haas speaks about his parents’ escape to Sweden and further emigration to the USA. He also discusses his ties with Estonia, the blossoming of Estonian folk music, Estonian language, Estonianness and contact with his Estonian relatives.
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Kogu me lugu: digital video interviews, 2014
Armas Sootaru describes his life during the turmoil of the Second World War, how he joined the Estonian Home Guard and how he escaped to Germany. He also speaks about emigrating to the USA and his life and work there.
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Arved Plaks gives an overview of his childhood in Tallinn, how he left Estonia, his life as a refugee in Germany and how he immigrated to the USA. Likewise he speaks about leaving both Estonia and Germany and his life in the USA. Other important topics such as the Estonian language, Estonian identity and his contact with Estonia and Estonians are also reflected on.
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Eva Brown recalls her childhood in Estonia, escape to Germany and from there to the US. Likewise she reflects on her ties with Estonia, preserving her Estonian identity, and questions what being an Estonian means.
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Kogu me lugu: digital video interviews, 2014
Gunnar Ellam recalls his childhood in Estonia and escape through Germany to the US. He also discusses his education and work as an architect.
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Helga Merits tells the story of her father Paul Merits, his life in the German army, leaving Estonia and his difficult life experience. She also describes her search for information about her father, relatives and acquaintances.
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Helgi Kristi Valge recounts her family’s escape from Estonia to Germany, her life during the war and in the prison camps. She also discusses emigrating to the US, trying to integrate there, starting a family and her ties with Estonia. Likewise she reflects on Estonian language, traditions, cultural identity and longing for the country of her birth.
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Kogu me lugu: digital video interviews, 2014
Hinge-Mai Raud-Pähn tells the story of her family’s escape from Estonia to Germany to Denmark and finally to Sweden. The following story is elaborated with specific, intriguing and detailed descriptions of life during the war, interesting situations and the years spent as a refugee.
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Ilvi Jõe-Cannon describes her journey to Germany and life in the refugee camps, giving great importance to her time spent in Geislingen. She then speaks about emigrating to the US and her education there. Likewise Ilvi Jõe-Cannon gives an overview of her family’s fate during and after the war. Finally she reflects on returning to Estonia and explains what being an Estonian and the concept of a homeland mean to her.
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Indrik Linask tells the story of his family’s escape from Estonia to Germany and talks about life in different refugee camps during the war. He also speaks about emigrating to the US and adapting to life there.
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Inno Salasoo recalls the story of his family’s escape to Germany and his life in the displaced person camps. He then discusses emigrating to Australia and adapting to the life there. Likewise he reflects on his Estonian identity and ties with Estonia.
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Jaak Maandi recalls the story of his family’s escape to Sweden and adapting to the life there. He also speaks about his father Helmut Maandi, who was made the State Secretary of the Republic of Estonia in 1944. Likewise he describes his visits to Estonia, the definition of an Estonian living abroad and life and work in Estonia.
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Jaak Treiman tells the story of his family’s escape to Sweden, Australia and finally to the US. He also speaks about his work in the Honorary Consul, his ties with Estonia and his involvement in the national movement of Estonians living abroad.
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Jaan Meri recalls the story of his parents’ life and how they escaped to Canada through Sweden. He also reflects on being an Estonian, cultural identity, Estonian traditions, language and customs. Likewise he gives a detailed description of the activities at Tartu College.
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Peter Kimber tells the story of his family’s escape to Sweden and describes his life there. Likewise he puts great emphasis on topics concerning his ties with Estonia such as Estonian language and identity and being an Estonian.
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Kaja Telmet tells the story of her family’s escape to the US and of keeping her ties with Estonia. She also speaks about her wedding in Estonia and Estonian nationalism.
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Kalev Ehin describes his family’s arduous escape to Germany and his life in the refugee camps during the war. He then speaks about emigrating to the US and adapting to life there. Ehin also reflects on topics concerning his Estonian roots such as Estonian language, nation, the meaning of his homeland and being an Estonian.