Thursday, May 18, 2006

May 18 marks the 62nd anniversary of the 1944 deportations of the Crimean Tatars.


I've stumbled on Mustafa Jemilev's bio: the current leader of the Crimean Tatars was born Nov. 13, 1943.

My head has quickly translated it into this: he was roughly Marta's age - around 6 months old - when the deportations began.


Some resources:

- Crimean Tatars on Wikipedia

- Home of Crimean Tatars - KIRIM TATARLARNIN EVI


- International Committee for Crimea (ICC)

- Surgun (Deportation) on ICC

1 comment:

  1. I just put up a long post on the deportation of the Crimean Tatars at my blog.