Agapitova and the rescued ones by Geka, Dzintra
After the German invasion of Poland in 1939, the Soviet Union occupied the Baltic states in 1940. This involved the incorporation into the USSR. Accordingly, throughout the 1940s mass deportations from the Baltic states were carried out to eliminate resistance. Thousands of people were deported to gulags across Siberia. The majority of the people in exile either died of starvation, diseases or froze to death.