Films about the occupations of Estonia

Sunday, July 1, 2007 at 1:53 | Posted in Estonia, History | Leave a comment

Through this post by Jaanus I discovered these films on the web site of the Estonian Museum of Occupations. There are alltoghether seven films, each of them around half an hour. They cover the period from 1939 to the liberation in 1991.

The films feature the first red year after annexation of Estonia to the USSR, the second World war and German occupation, the Stalin era, the stalinist era, the sixties, stagnation and liberation. All films are in English. The films are available in wmv, QuickTime and RealVideo formats.

Edit: I watched all of those seven films. They were great. It beats me, however, that the original sound tracks seem to be in Estonian but the films are only available dubbed into English. So what happened with those original versions? I do not believe they were flushed down in the toilet. Why are they not accessible? The site itself is trilingual (Estonian, English and Russian).

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