The deportations of June 14, 1941 involved 15,425 residents of Latvia – Latvians, Jews, Russians, and Poles - and included more than 3,750 children under 16. During the process, men were split off from their families and sent to Gulag camps, where many fathers, sons, and brothers died of starvation and disease. Women and children were sent to special settlements, mostly in villages in the Krasnoyarsk and Tomsk districts. After the war, some were able to return to Latvia, while others remained forever in Siberia, having lost their homeland, language, and family.
For six years, The Children of Siberia Foundation has been collecting stories of deported children left to live in Siberia. A total of 740 interviews were taken in Latvia, Russia, Israel, and the USA.
Projects aimed at the research of the history of Jews in Liepaja in 19th and 20th century and commemoration of the victims of the Holocaust.
Research and publication of materials about Latvians who took part in the rescue of Jews during the Holocaust.
Support of international conferences on Holocaust, book publications, research on Holocaust in Latvia, as well as support of museum projects.