Juhan Jaik

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Juhan Jaik (13 January 1899 – 10 December 1948) was an Estonian writer and journalist.[1]

Jaik was born at Sänna Manor in Rõuge Parish, Võru County. He took part in the Estonian War of Independence. In 1920s and 1930s, he lived in Tallinn, working as a journalist and as a clerk. From 1936 to 1940, he was a consultant for the Ministry of Education. During World War II, he escaped to Sweden. He died in Stora Malm Parish, Katrineholm Municipality in 1948.[1] In 1990, his ashes were returned to Estonia and interred at Rahumäe Cemetery in the Nõmme district of Tallinn.[2]

Selected works[edit]

  • 1924 poetry collection "Rõuge kiriku kell" ('The Bell of the Rõuge Church')
  • 1924-1933: story "Võrumaa jutud I-II" ('Tales from Võrumaa' I-II)
  • 1999 (posthumously): "Tiroliaana" ('Tiroliana')


  1. ^ a b Vabar, Sven. "Juhan Jaik". sisu.ut.ee. Retrieved 17 January 2021.
  2. ^ "Jaik, Juhan (13. I. 1899 Võrumaa Sänna – 10. XII 1948 St. Malm)". Võrumaa Keskraamatukogu (in Estonian). Retrieved 17 January 2021.