The collaborators reminded Heino Noort at the conference

Memorial conference of Heino Noore. Photos by Andra Kirna

On Friday, a conference dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the birth of Heino Noore, a doctor and public figure from Haapsalu, was held at the Lääne County Gymnasium.

We talked about Noore’s childhood in Haapsalu and his Siberian years, his medical studies and work in Tartu. In medicine, too, Noor managed to deal with several areas. “Nowadays, it is not quite common for one doctor to work in several narrower specialties, but Heino was definitely a unique person. He saw life more broadly and was therefore interested in various fields of medicine. He was never superficial, he had to be very thorough in nature. This was supported by his very good memory, which lasted until a very old age, ”recalled Silver Sarapuu, a medical researcher and anesthesiologist-resuscitator who had already had contact with the young person before studying.

One of the Young’s activities was to analyze the effects of the repressive policies of the occupying power and to help the victims. Psychologist of religion and public relations Tõnu Lehtsaare talked about the research he did with Noor, which dealt with an issue that has become important again today – coping with repression trauma. They studied the subsequent coping of people forced to leave their homes, whether arrested or deported, focusing on what was happening in the soul of the person who had survived the trauma that helped them endure and overcome it.

The young man also contributed to the commemoration of repressed mothers, and on his initiative, a memorial to repressed mothers was erected in the baptismal chapel of Haapsalu Cathedral. The conference also discussed Noore’s contribution to supporting the work of the EELK Haapsalu congregation and the restoration of the newspaper Eesti Kirik, as well as his activities as an implementer of patriotic values ​​among young people.

Writer and documentary filmmaker Imbi Paju, Secretary General of the Estonian Bible Society Jaan Bärenson, female home defender Tiina Leesik and the head of the Defense League’s Western Regiment, Major Andres Välli, also spoke. He spoke about the work of the young eagles and the Western KL regiment now. Jüri Te, the chairman of the board of the Estonian Flag Society, also had his own story to tell.

Heino Noor was born in Haapsalu on April 24, 1922. His father was Karl Noor, a police commissioner, and Salme Noor, his mother’s female home defender, who were both imprisoned and executed in 1941. Heino Noor himself did not escape from Siberia, he was punished by eight years of forced labor and five years of settling.

During his prison years, Young became an assistant doctor and in 1961 he graduated cum laude from the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Tartu. The young man has worked as a toxicologist at the Tartu Clinical Hospital and the University of Tartu Clinic, he has headed the office of occupational health and occupational diseases at the Tartu City Polyclinic and worked as a deputy chief physician at the Tartu Clinical Hospital. The young person’s research interests were clinical toxicology, suicidology, social psychology, and medical history.

Returning from Siberia, the militia did not register Heino Noore in Haapsalu, so he became a Tartu resident. Heino Noor remained the patriot of Haapsalu for the rest of his life. On her initiative, a mother woman was established in the baptismal chapel of Haapsalu Cathedral and she created a scholarship fund of her own name, from which students were awarded one-time scholarships for competition works dedicated to the anniversary of the republic and Mother’s Day.

Heino Noore’s activities have been recognized with many awards. He was a meritorious doctor of Estonia, an honorary citizen of Haapsalu since 2007. In 2001, the President awarded him the Order of the Estonian Red Cross, 4th class. Heino Noort was also awarded the Meritist of Haapsalu Congregation in 2003.

The young man died in Tartu on February 5, 2018.

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