When: Mon., Feb. 10, 3:30-5 p.m. 2014
The Latvian Operation began with orders issued on November 30, 1937, by Nikolai Yezhov, head of Stalin’s feared secret police, the NKVD. A total of 22,360 people were arrested, and 74 percent were put to death. Most of the victims, however, were innocents whose only guilt was to be a Latvian in the Soviet Union. The heroes of this film are the heirs to people who fell victim to Stalin’s great purges. They were interviewed in Moscow, Kemerovo, the Krasnoyarsk District, and also Latvia. The director will be present for a Q&A following the film. Room 1108.