Swedish-Estonian Leaves Fortune to National Museum ({{commentsTotal}})

Marje Õunapuu, 1986 Source: Photo: National Museum

An Estonian living in Sweden, Marje Õunapuu, has left an inheritance of 170,000 euros to the Estonian National Museum after passing away on September 9.

Õunapuu was born in Estonia in 1941. Fleeing Soviet rule, she and her mother left Pärnu for a Swedish refuge camp in 1944. She would live in Sweden for the rest of her life.

Õunapuu studied languages at university and taught Estonian in Uppsala. She worked as a secretary for her stepfather Voldemar Krüppelman's chemical company. She was active in Estonian choirs in Uppsala and Stockholm.

Õunapuu did not marry and was buried in Uppsala.

+{{cc.replyToName}} {{cc.body}}
No comments yet.
Logged in as {{user.alias}}. Log out
Login failed

Register user/reset password

Name needs to be fewer than 32 characters long
Comment needs to be fewer than 600 characters long


Independence Day: Estonia’s way into the future isn’t a race

There is a lack of connection between the Estonian state, and the people who live here. While it expects a lot of the state, Estonian society doesn’t seem ready to contribute, writes Viktor Trasberg.

Lotman: Security academy would be crucial Estonian identity point in Narva

In an opinion piece published by Eesti Päevaleht, Tallinn University professor Mihhail Lotman found it important to overcome the mental barrier separating Ida-Viru County from the rest of Estonia.

About us

Staff & contacts | Comments rules

Would you like to contribute an article, a feature, or an opinion piece?

Let us know: news@err.ee