|Abstract:||Copies of personal KGB investigation files from the National Archives of Estonia, documents of rehabilitation, magazine article about Paul Laamann.|
|Quantity:||5 linear in.|
Collection transferred to the IHRC from the Estonian Archives in the U.S.A. (EAU) in 2003-2005. It was processed as part of a collaborative project between the Estonian Archives in the USA (Lakewood, New Jersey), the National Archives of Estonia (NAE), and the IHRC in March 2012. Gristel Ramler and Tiina Trumberg of the National Archives in Tallinn, Estonia, worked with IHRC staff on the project.
Laamann, Paul (also Laaman, also Paul-Georg) 11.01.1893 Tartu, Estonia – 25.01.1946
Military man, captain. Studied in the University of Tartu from 1912. During WWI graduated from Vladimir military school in St. Petersburg, Russia. Participated in WWI, fought in the Russian Army. 28.11.1918 – 17.12 1918 commander of the 1st infantry regiment's 7th company in the Estonian War of Independence. 7.01.1919 – 9.08.1919 commander of the narrow-gauge armored train no 2. Commander of the Defense League Võru unit. One of the founding members of the Estonian League of Freedom Fighters (Vaps Movement). In WWII fought in the German army against Soviet Union. In September 1944 was involved in admiral Johan Pitka's attempt to restore Estonia's independence. Was Johan Pitka's last aide. Was arrested by the Soviets on 22.10.1944, 15.11.1945 was sentenced to death. Died in a detention center on 25.01.1946. Hobby - member of Automobile Club Awards: Republic of Estonia, Cross of Liberty, III/1(1920) Order of the Cross of the Eagle 5th class (1931)
About Paul Laamann: Ühe Eesti ohvitseri elutee ja sõjamälestused : Paul Laamann, reserv-kapten, Vabadussõjaaegse kitsarööpalise soomusrongi nr. 2 ülem / [koostaja Evy Laamann Kalbus][Tartu] : E. Laamann Kalbus, 2001 ([Tartu] : Greif) Tõde ei põle tuleski : ühe eesti ohvitseri elutee ja sõjamälestused : Paul Laamann, reserv-kapten, Vabadussõjaaegse kitsarööpalise soomusrongi nr. 2 ülem / Evy Laamann-Kalbus. Tallinn : E. Laamann-Kalbus, 1993 ([Tallinn] : Ühiselu)
The Laamann, Paul collection is available for public research.
The Laamann, Paul collection is the physical property of the Immigration History Research Center Archives, University of Minnesota.
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The Laamann, Paul Papers, Estonian American Collection, IHRC Archives, University of Minnesota
IHRC 602 Evi Kalbus (daughter)
Estonian State Archives in Tallinn, Estonia: ERA.2477, ERA.495.7.2445; ERAF.129SM.9293 I; ERAF.129SM.9293 II
Estonian Historical Archives in Tartu, Estonia: EAA.402.1.14490
|FOLDER 1. Copy of personal KGB investigation file (from the National Archives of Estonia, ERAF.129SM.9293 I, pages 1-199) 1944-1946|
|FOLDER 2. Copy of personal KGB investigation file (from the National Archives of Estonia, ERAF.129SM.9293 I, pages 200-348), copy of personal KGB investigation file ERAF.129SM.9293 II (includes documents of rehabilitation from 1990) 1944-1945; 1990|
|FOLDER 3. Article about Paul Laamann published in the magazine "Luup" February 1996|