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Telling historical stories to future generations requires resources and co-operation. We want to create a museum that touches people from all around the world, not just Estonians. You can help!

Our Story

Kistler-Ritso Estonian Foundation

Our story began from a shared enthusiasm and a sense of purpose. It is this interest in Estonia’s recent history that we wish to spark in as many supporters of Estonia and freedom as possible.


Why Your Support Matters

We invite you to make a gift for future generations, so that in building the future, they can learn from the past. We all have one goal – we want to educate future generations and increase Estonia’s visibility in the world. Become a part of it!

How to Contribute

Make a Donation

Using the payment options below, you can make a positive contribution to Vabamu and help educate future generations. Our museum appreciates each donation, as even small contributions can be of help in teaching the world something new and interesting about Estonian history.
When making a transfer, write your name and personal identification code in the explanation. The Kistler-Ritso Estonian Foundation is a tax-deductible organisation. This means that a private person can apply for refund of income tax from donations. We will provide the taxpayer’s personal identification number and the donation sum to the Tax and Customs Board, and it will be reflected in the pre-completed declaration of income.
  • Support Us with a Card Payment
    Make a payment with PayPal
  • Make a Bank Transfer
    SA Kistler-Ritso Eesti
  • Send a Check
    Here you will find the details needed to send a check.


People Who Have Contributed

Many good people have donated to the Vabamu Museum of Occupations and Freedom. Thank you! Because of your support, we are able to touch and educate tens of thousands of citizens and take care of 40,000 items that have been donated to the museum!
  • For me, freedom means the ability to be who you want to be.
    Sten Tamkivi,
    Startup founder, CPO of Topia
  • “Never Again!” This was my mother’s reason to found a museum documenting the Soviet and Nazi occupations. Vabamu’s purpose is to inspire, promote and preserve freedom, showcasing the resistance of the Estonian people to these repressions and the subsequent rise of a vibrant, free Estonia.
    Sylvia Thompson,
    Daughter of Olga Kistler-Ritso
  • Estonian World War II refugees and their descendants ensured that Estonia was never forgotten by the free world. Their hard work, dedication, and belief in freedom must be recorded in Estonian history.
    Marju Rink-Abel,
    President of the Estonian World Council

Other Ways to Contribute

Donate an Item or Tell Us Your Story

We are very grateful to receive your story and we are particularly interested in the letters and articles of your grandparents. Over 40,000 items have been donated to the museum over the years, all of which tell touching stories about our recent history. Write to our Collection Manager Kristjan Saharov at the e-mail address or call +372 668 0250.