History and Memory in the ‘Return’ of the Descendents of Latvian and Estonian Refugees to the Baltic: A Survey
A survey was conducted of a number of younger generation members of Estonian and Latvian 魩gr頣ommunities (11 and 16 subjects, respectively) who had 'returned' to the ancestral homeland, to determine the reasons for their decision. A detailed questionnaire was provided for the respondents. Attempts were made to ascertain the subjects' level of 'Latvianness' or 'Estonianness' and their emotional commitment to their new-found homeland. While the small sample may not provide definitive answers, the study gives richly suggestive insights into the thought processes and motivations of these young Baltic people.
Journal of Baltic Studies
Cultural Studies not elsewhere classified