Alfred Luts papers
Manuscript "Heitluste keerises", collected materials about the deaths of Estonian soldiers in Siberia, report to the Kersten Commission 1953, correspondence with Ernst Lüebik, documents about Estonian military history, Karl Masik's letters, correpondence.
Language of Materials
Estonian, English, German, Swedish
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10.08.1899 Helme, Valgamaa, Estonia – 06.08.1991 Como, MS, USALieutenant colonel, military man.Took part in the Estonian War of Independence. 1919 started studying in Estonian Military School, 1930 graduated from the Estonian Higher Military School, final thesis „Motorizing of the army and its perspectives“. Continued service in the Military School as the commander of machine gun company. From 1934 worked as an officer, later worked as an aide for the chief of operative department in General Staff of the Estonian Defense Forces. 1938 was appointed as the chief of 6th section in General Staff of the Estonian Defense Forces. He was a colonel-lieutenant in the Estonian army in 1940 and served as the chief of the Operations Department in the General Staff. He accompanied the Commander-in-Chief, Gen. Laidoner, to his meeting with the Soviet general Meretshkov in Narva (on June 17, 1940) to work out an agreement on the locations where the Soviet troops should be stationed. When the Russian occupation started, Luts was appointed as the intelligence commander of 182nd rifle division, which was sent to Pihkva. Along with many Estonian soldiers changed sides on 12.07. 1941. Luts came back to Estonia and was made the chief of Tallinn Home Guard (Tallinna Omakaitse). Later worked as the chief of police in Pihkva.1944 emigrated to Sweden with his family. 1986 moved to USA to live with his daughter. Wife: Hilda Johanna (nee Oras) 23.06.1899 Tallinn, Estonia- 01.08.1986 Stockholm, SwedenDaughter: Ivy-Ann Has written his memoirs: Heitluste keerises. 1. [kd.] : [mälestusi EV sõjaväest ja 1939-1940. a. sündmustest] Stockholm : Välis-Eesti and EMP, 1975 (Lund : Skånska Centraltryckeriet) and Heitluste keerises. 2. [kd.] : [mälestusi EV sõjaväest ja 1939-1940. a. sündmustest] Stockholm : Välis-Eesti and EMP, 1976 (Lund : Skånska Centraltryckeriet). About Alfred Luts:Eesti ohvitserid ja sõjandustegelased. I. Tln., 1998. p. 116 : photo.
3 linear inches
Collection transferred to the IHRC from the Estonian Archives in the U.S.A. (EAU) in 2003-2005. It was processed as part of a collaborative project between the Estonian Archives in the USA (Lakewood, New Jersey), the National Archives of Estonia (NAE), and the IHRC in March 2012. Gristel Ramler and Tiina Trumberg of the National Archives in Tallinn, Estonia, worked with IHRC staff on the project.
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