Civilians are evacuated from the eastern shore of Peipsi Lake

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26. September 1943

In the autumn of 1943, German military leadership decided to evacuate civilians living on the eastern shore of Narva River and Peipsi Lake, as the war was soon to reach the region.

Operation was named "Roboter"; Estonians, Ingerians, Votes and Russians were brought to Eastern-Estonia.

As a result of the action, quite dense Estonian settlement that had formed in the XIX century on the eastern shore of Peipsi Lake disappeared. Several of evacuated Ingerians and Votes used this opportunity to move to Finland.

Source: Eesti ajalugu. VI: Vabadussõjast taasiseseisvumiseni. Lk-d 196-227.

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