Eriks Jekabsons' Magnum Opus on American Assistance to Latvia Released in Riga

Friday, May 4, 2018

Professor Eriks Jekabsons of the University of Latvia, a historian who has worked at the Hoover Institution several times during the past decade, has written an 800-page monograph on relations between Latvia and the United States, with special emphasis on the American aid to that country during 1918−22. The publication is based mostly on documentation found in the Hoover Archives and is richly illustrated with photographs from Hoover holdings. Jekabsons' book traces the activities of the American Relief Administration, the American Red Cross, the YMCA, the YWCA, and the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee.