Similar to modern analogies, in the years1939 and 1944 both groups of „homeless home seekers“ had to cope
with the lost homeland and with finding a new one, but in a particular way: the German Balts with the traumatic
experiences of Bolshevism 1919, the Latvians and Estonians with the trauma of Soviet occupation. Following their
experiences, the paper evaluates and compares, how both groups were and are coping with lost relationships by building
new ones, how they were coping with displacement, and how they find a new kind of well-being by these coping strategies