The map of deported Latvian residents

In the very beginning of the Soviet occupation of Latvia, the Soviet occupying authorities initiated genocide against the Latvian population. On June 14, 1941, more than 15,400 Latvian citizens were deported from Latvia. Some of the deportees were immediately arrested and taken to prisons, while the rest were resettled in Siberia and Kazakhstan. This was the first mass deportation from Latvia.

Another deportation took place from March 25 to 29, 1949, known as Operation “Krasta banga” (in Russian: operation “Прибой”). As a result, more than 90,000 inhabitants of the Baltic states were exiled. From Latvia alone, 42,149 people were deported.

In 2024, a special map ( was created, showing lists of Latvian residents deported in 1941 and 1949. The cartographic reference of the map is based on the lists of deported Latvian residents compiled in the Latvian State Archives, along with the historical addresses of arrest locations.

On the map, you can switch between historical and modern maps. Additionally, it allows for searching for specific individuals by surname.

This is a highly valuable historical resource presented with the help of a map.

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