Cover Osteuropa 7-8/2009

In Osteuropa 7-8/2009

Where the Trains Were in Mourning
Deportations in Bessarabia 1940-1941

Viorica Olaru-Cemîrtan

Deutsche Fassung


The secret protocol of the Hitler-Stalin pact gave the Soviet Union free hand to annex Bessarabia and North Bukovina. With military occupation, Sovietisation and terror directed against the population got underway. Thousands were persecuted, arrested, and deported to Soviet camps.

(Osteuropa 7-8/2009, pp. 219–226)