Swedish-Estonian Leaves Fortune to 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.