Mission for a new millennium
Our work began in December, 2000. In researching the Soviet occupation of Latvia on the web, we were discouraged by the alarming lack of material and information. With the approval of the Latvian National Foundation, we digitized and republished These Names Accuse.
We set out to find more materials on Latvia to fill the Internet information gap. We met with many success, but also with some roadblocks where corporations were unwilling to grant rights to individuals for republication of their materials.
The better part of a decade later, we find the quality of information on the web about Latvia and the Baltics is still lacking. While there has been some improvement—popular resources such as Wikipedia often contain accurate and useful information—inaccurate information about the Baltics has also multiplied. Individuals, organizations, and regimes continue to perpetuate misinformation rooted in Nazi and Soviet propaganda whether through ignorance or to serve their own purposes. The need for reputable information is more urgent than ever.
The Center for Baltic Heritage is being established meet that need.
Please feel free to contact us at petersjv [ at ] aol . com with comments and suggestions.