Ukrainian and English in Latvia
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 16.0688 Tuesday, 12 April 2005
From: Larry Weiss <
Date: Monday, 11 Apr 2005 19:02:26 -0400
Subject: 16.0676 Ukrainian and English in Latvia
Comment: Re: SHK 16.0676 Ukrainian and English in Latvia
> I was the first American to lecture in the
>English Department of the University of Riga since the wall came down-my
>host excepted. He was a Professor of Germanic Languages at the
>University of Wisconsin who at the age of 10 in 1940 escaped the Nazis
>with his family in a sailboat to Sweden.
If he left in 1940, it was the Bolsheviks, not the Nazis, he was running
>He had hurried back to Latvia
>like many of his exiled compatriots in the U.S. and Canada the moment
>the Russians pulled out of Latvia.
Was this when the Nazis entered in 1941-42?
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