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Ukrainian and English in Latvia
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 16.0688  Tuesday, 12 April 2005

From:           Larry Weiss <
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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
from.

 >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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