I Am Latvian

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    only one person in my entire family is latvian rather than irish - my mom's grandma, dzidra briedis. she had an amazing life - she lived in riga until the nazis invaded, then she and my grandma escaped. her husband died fighting the nazis, and she and my grandma immigrated to san...
    possibly possibly
    18-21, F
    7 Responses Feb 3, 2008

    I Am Half Latvian

    My mother's parents (my grandparents) are Latvian. They did not know each other until both their families moved to the United States. My grandparents and their families escaped from Latvia to refugee camps after WWII when the Soviet Union moved in. My mom and her siblings have...
    leliakg leliakg
    18-21, F
    1 Response Sep 30, 2012


    I am Latvian, have no idea about any relatives, no idea about customs andculture, I don't know anything about being latvian. I wish I did though!
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Jul 16, 2010
    Lunadelobos Lunadelobos
    2 Responses Apr 13, 2012

    I'm first generation born in America,

    since my parents both immigrated from Latvia. They were both born and raised there, and then met, married, and had my two older brothers then me :) anyone with a similar experience? I'd like to hear your story if so
    ryuichibecca ryuichibecca
    Jan 7

    So I am from Latvia originally

    but I met a Canadian tourist one day. We actually started talking and really hit it off. Well we kept in touch Facebook and Skype. About a year later I came to Canada and I met his family for the 1st time in person. And ya now we have been married for 3 years now. I never would...
    DanielaBella DanielaBella
    22-25, F
    Nov 2, 2015

    I didn't find lyrics

    for that song. Maybe someone can help me :) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_AYrMJ8QqU
    helilainen helilainen
    18-21, F
    Feb 22, 2015


    i am an american-latvian, my father was born in latvia about the time it was invated by the nazis, he doesn't like to talk about it much ...he hid under his bed somehow like some horror movie and watched the nazis blow his whole family away - he was 6 yrs old.....so here i am...
    celestial777 celestial777
    6 Responses Jul 30, 2008
    Lunadelobos Lunadelobos
    2 Responses Apr 13, 2012

    Tell Me How Can I Tell I'm Latvian and Not Latin?

    well, it's a confusing story really...  i tried to ask my grandma about what's written in my baby book. there was a typo about if i got latvian or latin in my blood. and i've been wondering, if i am latvian i'm also russian because russia invaded latvia long ago, right...
    rashadaalia rashadaalia
    18-21, F
    6 Responses Aug 5, 2008

    Viens Mazs Question...

    This group is awesomw and I`m happy that we Latvians can prove themselves and tell the world we exist. Tikai mazs jautājums - kāda velna pēc mēs te, grupā, nerunājam latviski???
    DrakeMordalak DrakeMordalak
    13-15, M
    1 Response Jun 18, 2012

    My grandpa Eduards Birkans came to the UK

    after the war, we recently had some writing of his translated when he first came to the UK and wrote on paper his thoughts about his first love back in Latvia, if his mothers grave was still being looked after, and just realised now that he had a sister back in Latvia. His...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Feb 2, 2015

    Great To Be In This Group

    My great-grandfather's name was Igor Kandis. He met his Swedish wife in Stockholm in 1897 and had my grandmother, Anastasia Salanik Kandis. proud to be Latvian!!!
    SergioSalamanca1 SergioSalamanca1
    22-25, M
    Sep 29, 2013

    Anybody Have Any Idea Please?

    Hey, I am located in Australia and I'm wondering if there is anybody who knows whether it is possible to access information on people who were in the Latvian military before and during WW2  and how please? I went to Latvia to look for my roots in 1994 and almost got killed...
    vilks vilks
    56-60, M
    1 Response Jun 8, 2010
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