On this day: the annexation of Latvia | In Times Gone By…

The Soviet Union annexed Latvia on the 5th of August, 1940, forcing them to join the USSR. Germany was the only Western nation to recognise the annexation.

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  1. Latvia didn’t have a very good year. First the Russians, then the Germans. They seem to have preferred the latter though.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Holocaust_in_Latvia
    ‘By 1943 there were two Latvian SS divisions and around 100,000 Latvians were in German uniform, either in auxiliary police units or in the SS legion. Unusually, the Nazis dispatched their Latvian collaborators way beyond their native territory, to Belorussia, Ukraine and Warsaw.’ (The Guardian)
    Best wishes, Pete.

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