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My Father Wore an Occupier’s Uniform: Experiences of Children Born of Third Reich and Soviet Soldiers in Latvia.

Oskars was born in Latvia and after the fall of the USSR emigrated with his family to America. After studying history and journalism at New York University, and working at the Museum of the Occupations of Latvia, in connection to an American Latvian Youth Association scholarship, he focussed upon history and politics. 

 

He studied for his Masters in International Relations at University of Kent’s Brussels School for International Studies, and subsequently worked in the European Parliament for a leader of Latvia’s independence and the organiser of the Baltic Way manifestation, MEP Sandra Kalniete. Among his tasks at the EP, Oskars organised the work of the Reconciliation of European Histories Group, a group of nearly 50 MEPs addressing the darker pages of European history on the political level.