Gustavs Celmins

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Birthday
1, 1899
Birthplace
Latvia
Death Date
Apr 10, 1968 (69)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
1, 1899
Birthplace
Latvia
Death Date
Apr 10, 1968 (69)

About

Latvian politician who was the secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 1925 to 1927. He initially collaborated with the Nazis during World War II but soon began to sabotage their plans from within due to his opposition to Nazi policies against rural Jews.

Before Fame

He studied at the Riga Polytechnical Institute, which had been evacuated to Moscow.

Trivia

He emigrated to the United States in 1949 and became an instructor at Syracuse University after being arrested by the Gestapo in 1944, and imprisoned in Flossenbürg concentration camp.

Family Life

His parents raised him in Riga, Latvia.

Associated With

He and Alexander Tamir were both from Latvia.