GRUNTHAL, Vera Poska. POSKA, Jaan
Title: Jaan Poska Tutar Jutustab : Malestusi Oma Isast jq Elust Vanemate Kodus.
Publisher:  Orto, Toronto , 1969,
Seller ID: 83626
GRUNTHAL, Vera Poska. Jaan Poska Tutar Jutustab : Malestusi Oma Isast jq Elust Vanemate Kodus. Toronto : Orto, (1969). Pp -,(1),+ 8 pp photos.8vo, blue cloth, gilt to front board and spine, top edge dyed red. Memorie s of Jaan Poska and his life at home as told by his daughter, Vera-Poska Grünthal (1898-1986), an Estonian journalist and suffragette. Jaan Poska (1866-1920) was an Estonian barrister and politician. In April 1917, he became governor of the Autonomous Governorate of Estonia. November 28 (November 15) 1917 the Maapäev refused to recognize the new Bolshevik rule and proclaimed itself the supreme legal authority of Estonia. The Republic of Estonia formally declared independence on 23 February 1918, only to be forcibly occupied and annexed by German Empire. On February 24, 1918, Poska was appointed the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Estonia. He worked in Western Europe for gaining diplomatic recognition to Estonia and participated in Paris Peace Conference. He led the peace talks with Soviet Russia and achieved Treatyof Tartu which was signed in February 2, 1920. Text in Estonian. Very good in dustjacket. 35.00