Jaak Treiman

In 1986, Jaak Treiman was appointed Estonia’s honorary consul in Los Angeles, a position he continues to hold. The author of a number of articles, his most recent book, “Võlulehviku tuules, Ühe Eesti pere lugu kolmel mandril” (“In the Tailwind of a Magic Fan, an Estonian Family’s Story Through Three Continents”), was published in Estonia in January 2018. He was active with the Baltic American Freedom League in the 1980s and participated in a number of the American events in support of independence for the Baltic states.

Sirje Okas Ainso with her book, “The Story of BATUN”.

Book review: “The Story of BATUN” – a gratifying addition to the sparse history of the Baltic independence movement

Jaak Treiman, the honorary consul of Estonia in Los Angeles, reviews the recently published book, “The Story of BATUN”, that was presented at the AABS Conference at Stanford University in the beginning of June. Not enough attention is paid to the Baltic independence movement that took place outside of Estonia, …

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