Eerik Niiles Kross
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In memory of my father Jaan Kross jun. He was born in free Estonia in 1920 and studied international law. He was active in national resistance to the Nazis in April 1944. Released by the short lived Estonian government in September 1944, he was arrested again, this time by the Russian NKVD in 1946, for the same "crime", resistance to occupation and struggle for a democratic and independent Estonia. He spent 8 years in various GULAG camps, Inta in Komi, Russia, among others. He survived and became one of the great writers of historical novels of modern times. He died in free Estonia in 2007.