Traveling exhibition “Children of Siberia” in Jurmala Museum

Exhibition “Children of Siberia” in Jurmala Museum. Interview with Dzintra Geka and the exiled Parsla Bischof, who was taken to Russia at the age of 5.

The film “The distant land of Siberia. Why March 25, 1949?” and the exhibition “Children of Siberia” in Ventspils in the Livonian Order Palace

The film “The distant land of Siberia.” Why March 25, 1949?” and the exhibition “Children of Siberia” was viewed by 426 Ventspils school studentsю

 

Memorial concert for the “Taken Away” St. St. John’s Church, March 25 at 4:00 p.m

Deportation victims’ memorial concert “For the Deported”

The “Children of Siberia” foundation invites you to the “Deportees” commemoration concert of the deportation victims of March 25, 1949. The concert will take place in Riga St. St. John’s Church, on March 25 at 16.00

The outstanding mixed choir of the Latvian Academy of Culture “Sõla“, artistic director Kaspars Ādamsons, conductors Artūrs Oskars Mitrevics and Jurģis Rāts, and soloists Annija Kristiāna Ādamsone (soprano), Artūrs Oskars Mitrevics (piano), Ilze Reine (organ) will take part in the concert.

The concert program includes works by Latvian composers Lūcijas Garūtas, Emīlas Dārziņš, Pēteras Vaskas, Pēteras Plakids, Alfrēdas Kalniņas, Jānis Mediņas, Raimonds Tigula, Ārik Ešenvald, etc. compositions.

The mixed choir of the Latvian Academy of Culture “Sōla” was founded in 1998. The choir’s creative biography includes not only solo concerts with programs of various eras and styles, but also cooperation with other collectives in large-scale musical (including dance) projects and participation in charity concerts. “Sōla” regularly participates in choir competitions and festivals organized in Latvia and elsewhere in the world, both in Europe and America, thus popularizing the traditions of Riga and Latvian choirs and choral music outside the borders of Latvia. The choir has recorded four volumes of music.

Annija Kristiāna Ādamsone is the winner of the Pēteras Plakiža Chamber Music Prize and the scholarship of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), as well as the laureate of the competition “Ineses Galantes talanti 2021”, she graduated from the JVLMA’s vocal department Antra Jankava’s class and is currently studying her second year of master’s studies at the Opera School, Stuttgart University of Music and Performing Arts with professor Ulrike Sontags. Performs in various concert forms, manifesting in the genre of opera, oratorio, early music, chamber music and contemporary music.

Ilze Reine is not only St. St. John’s Church organist, choir conductor and leader of musical life since 1996, but also a regular concert musician and organ teacher. She taught improvisation and liturgical organ playing at the Luther Academy of the Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church and the Jāzeps Vītolas Music Academy of Latvia, currently at the Ventspils Music High School. In addition to organ solo programs, he cooperates with various collectives in Latvia.

Artūrs Oskars Mitrevics graduated in 2022 from the Jāzeps Vītolas Latvian Academy of Music in the symphony orchestra conducting class of professor Andras Vecumnieks. Part of Artur’s creative activity is also dedicated to playing the piano. Artūrs has previously participated and received recognition in various competitions in Latvia and abroad. Artūrs is also actively involved in the life of the General Piano Department of the Academy of Music. Currently, as a pianist-concertmaster, Artūrs collaborates with the young conductors at the Riga Cathedral Choir School and the JVLMA, as well as creates collaborations with the brightest singers of his generation, Katrīnas Paula Felsberg, Daniil Kuzmina and Daina Kalnača.

Entrance to the concert is free.

Siberian Children’s Christmas

On December 22, 2022, the Siberian Children’s Christmas and opening of the book “Mothers in Siberia” was held at the Latvian Society House. About 60 people had arrived. Dzintra Geka performed, Jānis Lūriņš read excerpts from the book and Pastor Gunārs Kalme gave a speech. Musicians Raimonds Tiguls – henga, Magdalēna Geka – violin and Jānis Lūmanis – accordion performed. Continue reading “Siberian Children’s Christmas”

Discussion: What does history teach? Remember or forget?

On August 23, 2022, TV24 22:00 hosted the discussion “What does history teach? Remember or forget?”

The discussion was moderated by Sandy Semyonov. The following participated in the discussion:

  • Marija Krumiņa, deported in 1941 at the age of 9 months, spent 16 years in Siberia, still works as an eye doctor, has been on expeditions in Siberia many times, in the Krasnoyarsk region in the camp Ŗherti, her father, priest Rumba, died.
  •  Nagezda Novosjolova, born in 1949 in the camp in Igarka, daughter of exiled Laima Āriņa, mother died in Siberia, Nagezda came to Latvia in 1993, speaks Latvian poorly, because she froze to the wall of the barracks as a child and her nerves are frozen. A movie “Igarka, Hope and Butterfly” was made about Nagezda.
  •  Andris Bumbulis, born in Krasnoyarsk district in 1952, mother deported from Latvia, father Armenian, parents met in Siberia. Andris is a retired border guard captain and ready to fight for Latvia.
  •  Pastor and historian Guntis Kalme, who took part in all the expeditions, the furthest was to the northern ice ocean, Tolstij nos, where Latvians are buried, we brought a cross and a memorial plaque to Otilija Vitola.
    Fragments from the films “The Balance of Siberia” and “Igarka, Hope and Butterfly” were shown.

Events of 14 June 2022

June 14 marks the 81st anniversary of the deportations of June 14, 1941.

10:00 In the Palace of the President of Latvia, President Egils Levits met with the repressed, winners of the drawing and writing competition. The winners of the drawing and writing competition had arrived from all over Latvia as well as from France, who received cash prizes, gifts from the President’s Chancellery, the book “Siberian Children 1949”, as well as jury prizes. Singers Armands Birkens sang and played a psaltery ensemble. The jury of the drawing competition was chaired by sculptor Regīna Deičmane, the jury of the drawing competition was chaired by teacher Liveta Sprūde.

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Photo from the President’s Photo Archive. 

15:00 at Cinema KSuns and 22:00 LTV1 could watch the documentary film from the cycle “Far Land Siberia. Born There ” can be watched on the LSM portal

18:00 A concert for Deportees took place in Old st. Gertrude Church, the Latvian Radio Choir sang, Kristīne Adamaite, organist, soloist Jānis Kurševs, musicians performed compositions by Latvian composers (J. Ivanovs, L. Garūta, P. Vasks, etc.)

Ziemassvētku koncerts 2021. gada 17. decembrī

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2021. gada 17. decembrī Latviešu biedrības namā notika koncerts “Ziemassvētku stāsti”
Solisti
Jānis Lūsēns – klavieres 
Zigfrīds Muktupāvels -vokāls

Koncerta otrajā daļā notika sadziedāšanās, dziedāja un spēlēja Jānis Ļūmanis– akordeons.

Piemiņas pasākumi 2022. gada 25. martā

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 1949. gada 25. martā no Latvijas uz Sibīriju tika izsūtīti vairāk kā 42129 cilvēki. Lielā slepenībā vienas dienas laikā tika izsūtīts 31 vilciena sastāvs ar lopu vagoniem.  Aicinam visus piedalīties atceres pasākumos.

12:30 gājiens no Latvijas Okupācijas muzeja uz Brīvības pieminekli.

19:00 bezmaksas piemiņas koncerts «Aizvestajiem» Rīgas Sv. Jāņa baznīcā. Dziedās jauktais koris SŌLA  https://fb.me/e/3iKEud6pf  

21.55 LTV1 aicinām noskatīties filmu “Tālā zeme Sibīrija. Kapēc 1949. gada 25. marts?”

 

Zīmējumu konkurss skolēniem līdz 2022. gada 10. maijam.

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Zīmējumu konkurss skolēniem

„SIBĪRIJAS BĒRNI 1941/1949”NOLIKUMS

Lai pievērstu sabiedrības uzmanību Latvijas vēsturei, 1941. gada 14. jūnija un 1949. gada 25. marta vardarbīgajām un nelikumīgajām piespiedus izsūtīšanām uz Sibīriju.

Konkursa organizētājs

Komunistiskā terora upuru atbalsta un palīdzības fonds “Sibīrijas bērni”, Reģ. Nr. 4000805769, Graudu 41a, Rīga, LV–1058.

Konkursa izsludināšanas kārtība

Konkursu izsludina, nosūtot nolikumu uz Latvijas vispārizglītojošo, mākslas un diasporas skolu e–pastiem.

Konkursa tēma

Konkursa kopējā tēma ir Latvijas vēsture – 1941. un 1949. gada deportācijas.

Konkursa mērķi

Neļaut aizmirst Latvijas vēsturē svarīgus un traģiskus notikumus.

Bērnos un jauniešos veicināt un uzturēt interesi par Latvijas un tās tautu vēsturi komunistiskā padomju režīma okupācijas laikā, pievērst uzmanību Latvijas iedzīvotāju likteņiem Sibīrijas izsūtījumā un mudināt interesēties arī par šobrīd Sibīrijā dzīvojošo bijušo Latvijas iedzīvotāju un latviešu likteņiem. Ļaut bērniem iedziļināties vēstures likumsakarībās un mudināt būt aktīvai sabiedrības daļai. Attīstīt un novērtēt audzēkņu prasmes.

Krievijas iebrukums Ukrainā šī gada februāra beigās un melos pamatotā kara darbība skaudri liek apjaust, ka ir neapšaubāmi svarīgi zināt un izprast savas valsts vēsturi, lai mums blakus augtu un dzīvotu domājoši un patstāvīgi jaunieši. Zināt savas ģimenes un valsts vēsturi, nozīmē spēt redzēt likumsakarības, spēt nepakļauties maldīgai informācijai un būt lepnam par savu valsti un tās brīvību. Continue reading “Zīmējumu konkurss skolēniem līdz 2022. gada 10. maijam.”

17. marts- Nacionālās pretošanās kustības piemiņas diena

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2022. gada 17. martā Rīgas kinoteātros tika izrādīta Dzintras Gekas filma “Konstantīns” par Nacionālo pretošanos kustību 2. pasaules kara laikā. 17. marts izraudzīts kā Nacionālās pretošanās kustības piemiņas diena, kuru atzīmēs katru gadu. Sīkāk par filmu “Konstantīns”

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