Most young people in the Baltic States are looking into the future, and sick of dwelling on stories from the past. For some, visiting grandparents means hearing their depressing memories about war, or having to listen to them talk about all of their friends who are now dead. A free Sunday afternoon is much more pleasant if spent on the beach, drinking beer with friends. Yet, inside the stories of this dying generation who lived through World War I and World War II, are lessons relevant to young people today. Is Latvia, the small country that has been cast as a victim in the history books, r...
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