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"Siberian Estonians"

Date: 01/27/2012

Time: 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Location: Atrium, 2nd and 3rd Fl Gallery Elmer L. Andersen Library

Cost: Free

Description:

"Siberian Estonians"
January 9-March 7, 2012
2nd/3rd Floor Gallery, Elmer L. Andersen Library

In the minds of many people, Siberia is a forbidding environment and
the harsh destination for deportees. Most Estonian prison camp
survivors from the 1940s returned to their homeland.  Other Estonians built
new lives in Siberia. "Siberian Estonians" explores the thriving diaspora communities constructed by those who
chose to stay in new lands of promise, documenting people as warm as
the winter of Siberia is cold. A selection of Siberian related archival materials from the IHRC is also on display.

 

Join us at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, January 27th for the opening of this
beautiful display on the 2nd and 3rd floors of Andersen Library. IHRC
Program Director Haven Hawley will provide a guided tour of the
exhibition and discuss IHRC archival collections documenting Siberian
experiences. Refreshments will be provided.

Contact:

  • Name: IHRC
  • E-mail: ihrc@umn.edu
  • Phone: 612-625-4800
  • Sponsored by: Immigration History Research Center

Parking:

http://www1.umn.edu/twincities/maps/AnderLib/

Disability Options:

To request disability accommodations, please contact IHRC, ihrc@umn.edu, 612-625-4800.

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