Forest brothers

Elijah Horton 5th

Forest brothers

The forest brothers where fighting against the soviet union.In Estonia 14,000 – 15,000 men participated in fighting between 1944 and 1953, Estonia's Forest Brothers were most active.The last known Forest Brother was Janis piups, who came out of hiding only in 1995.

The brothers had different types of hideouts. The Forest Brothers were led by Dato Shengelia.


In December 2006, Shengalia was arrested for the possession of heoin.Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania gained their independence in 1918 after the collapse of the russian empire. Unlike Estonia and Latvia where the Germans conscripted the local population into military formations within Waffen-SS. By the late 1940s and early 1950s the Forest Brothers were provided with supplies.


In Latvia, preparations for partisan operations were begun during the German occupation. With the German invasion on June 22, 1941, Joseph Stalin made a public statement. The forest brothers where really brave a wanted a different so they did what they thought was right.

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