Posts published in Day: November 17, 2019

The Baltic University: higher education in post-war refugee camp

Sunday, November 17, 2019

As Baltic refugees moved West, they brought along their institutions – including, the Baltic University. During World War Two, three successive occupations – by the Soviet Union, Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union again – wiped the nations of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania from the map of Europe. When the war was over, hundreds of thousands of refugees from the Baltic states found themselves in limbo in displaced persons camps…