Shortly before last Christmas holydays the fourth issue of Torches of Memory was published. It contains the memoirs of the group of writers active at the Tartu College. The current issue is unique in that the memoirs are written in both Estonian and English. This takes into account the fact that many of the third generation of Estonian refugees into Canada no longer speak Estonian sufficiently fluently, which is an impediment to reading the memoirs written by the first and second generation Estonians.
It is very likely that many of the third generation of Estonians shortly or eventually develop an interest about their roots. Unfortunately it happens quite often that when such interest arises, there is no longer anyone around whom to ask what happened, who were the relevant persons, events and situations.
The series of Torches of Memory, the first three issues of which are unfortunately written only in Estonian, covers the fate of the Estonian people from the birth of the first independent Republic of Estonia to the arrival of refugees in Canada and their adjusting to the new life. Torches of Memory IV covers the same period, but with fewer examples. It is still sufficient for looking for your roots and it mirrors the fate of our people.